How to Tell Red Oak from White Oak

How do you tell the difference between red oak and white oak?

Stephen Rosasco: Not to be obnoxious, but the red oak has a reddish tint.

Andy Rae:┬áSplit a small piece of the wood, stick one end in a bowl of water, and blow through the opposite end. If the stick makes bubbles in the bowl, it’s red oak.

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