Oak has been vital for civilizations through the eras – from shipbuilding and barrel staves, barns timbers and horse fencing. In the U.S., the Oak tree primarily grows in the temperate zones of the mid-Atlantic. Today, Oak is mostly salvaged from rural structures – domestic barns, horse fences and storage tanks. The reclaimed variety of the wood brings together many exceptional qualities – durability, a fine and varied grain, warm color tones, workability – along with the character marks of it’s history. Light brown with darker highlights. An even grained hardwood with a range of character marks that include sound stress cracks and small knots, nail holes that distinguish reclaimed from freshly cut Oak. Over 90% heartwood.