American Oak grows on the Eastern of North America. Its medium weight and coarse texture came from logs which primarily are founded throughout the Appalachians, Ohio and Kentucky.
A faster growing member of the Quercus family American Oak veneer has a coarser, more open grained texture surface. Its fibre is also straight. It also characterise by its versatile and varied use and appearance.
Regarding to its colour, a slight reddish hue is visible in its appearance. Indeed, the colour of the sapwood varies from light grey to pale red, and the heartwood from pinkish to pale red or clear brown. The heartwood is similar to other Oaks, with a toasted or pink color, but has a reddish tint. Growth rings are visible. Wood rays are also visible and present the classical flakes of oak in the radial section. Indeed, Oak Rift Cut has less imperfections that a quarter cut and the flake is usually much smaller.