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OAK, PIN

Quercus palustris

Quercus spp. of the family Fagaceae. The following list includes most, but probably not all, of the Quercus species that go by the name pin oak (among many other common names).
Only Quercus palustris appears on this page because all the others are more commonly called by other names, as shown: Pin oak is in the red oak group


A NOTE ABOUT OAK NAMES



my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of pin oak / Quercus palustris


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of pin oak / Quercus palustris --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The unlabeled side of this piece is totally covered with what is either mineral stain or blue stain.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of pin oak / Quercus palustris --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above --- the pores have gotten a bit clogged up but the fine details are much more clear


both sides of a sample plank of pin oak / Quercus palustris --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The back side has either blue stain or mineral stain, I'm not sure which but based on the one very dark streak that can be seen on the front side , I'd guess mineral stain.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of pin oak / Quercus palustris --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of pin oak / Quercus palustris --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


first face and the end grain of a sample of pin oak. This part of a collection which is discussed here: COLLECTION B


the second face, before and after slicing off 1/8" showing how the patina from aging is only surface deep.


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above.


first face and the end grain of a sample of willow oak / Quercus palustris --- This part of a collection which is discussed here: COLLECTION C


the second face, before and after slicing off 1/8" showing how the patina from aging is only surface deep.


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above



The Wood Book pics


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
pin oak (Quercus palustris, also listed as swamp Spanish oak and water oak) from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for each of the 3 views. This species is in the red oak group.

web pics:


pin oak planks both dry (left pic) and wet (right pic, with the planks showing the other side)


flat cut planks


rift cut plank


quartersawn plank


quartersawn thin planks bookmatched


pin oak bowls


spalted pin oak bowl


spalted pin oak hollow forms