Oak, Japanese

Oak

Oak, Japanese

Colour

Durability

Density in kg/m3

Oak

The Timber
The timber is a uniform yellowish-brown, a little paler in colour than that of European or American white oak, and much milder in character, due to the slow, even growth. It weighs about 670 kg/m3 when dried. Timber from trees grown in the main island generally has a pinkish shade.

Drying
Dries moderately easier than European oak.

Strength
Lower in strength than European Oak.

Latin Name
Quercus spp, Quercus mongolica, Quercus glandulifera, Quercus dentata, Quercus myrsinaefoia, Quercus gilva, Quercus acuta, Quercus phillyraeoides

Also known as
Japanese oak, ohnara (Q. mongolica), konara (Q. glandulifera), kashiwa (Q. Dentata), shira-kashi (Q. myrsinaefoia), ichii-gashi (Q. gilva), aka-gashi (Q. acuta), ubame-gashi (Q. phillyraeoides)

Wood Type
Hardwood

Treatability
Extremely Difficult

Moisture
Medium

Texture
Medium

Origin
Japan