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No joke, it's got to be oak, but which type?

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Orcamesh

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So, my next project is to be made in oak (wife's request), but which type of oak?

So, I wonder what are the pros and cons between European Oak, American White Oak and Brown Oak?

I realise there is a cost difference but is there anything else I should know?

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Steve
 

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I use them all and the obvious difference is the colour. In order light to dark - American White, European, Brown. If it's for outside use European (or English if you can get it ) is the best.
 

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well it is for internal bifold doors + frame, to close up a ~2.2m wide divide between two rooms.

The doors will have frames which will be kept as light as possible & may have a solid piece of toughened glass in each door. Each door will be about 540mm wide.

One room is light and the other is dark so maybe a lighter oak would be best.

Looks like US Oak is the way forward then, thanks chaps!
 
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