Mahogany Oak is created by treating quarter sawn red oak with a stain to give it the appearance of rich mahogany. The stain brings out the rich luster of the heartwood and gives the piece a strong, dark finish.
Quarter sawn oak is cut against the grain to create a more varied appearance and texture. We use white oak for our quarter-sawn cuts, as it has additional contrast and 'ray flake' in the wood which comes out beautifully when cut at an angle. White Oak is a solid, sturdy wood that is uniform in texture and color. Its grain is relatively large, and takes on colored stain quite well. With age, its color will change take on minor amber tones. This is a minor change in color. Its species name is Quercus Alba, and its Janka rating (hardness and resistance to scrapes, gouges and cuts) is 1360.