Red Oak is one of the most widely used and abundant hardwoods in the eastern United States. Oak has a characteristic ring porous grain pattern. Oak wood is heavy, hard and stiff. The heartwood of Red Oak ranges in color from "wheat" to a "light honey," and the sapwood is light off-white. Red Oak is prized in the manufacturing of furniture, cabinets, and interior decorative items- especially flooring, stairs, and mouldings.