Originally Posted by weisennt
Bummer. Thanks. Is white oak just lighter in color?
It's hard to tell the difference by looking at the wood grain- color. I can tell by the bark on your logs... Red oak has bigger smoother panels of bark, where are white oak has smaller rougher bark panels, indicative of chestnut oak, and burr oak both of which are family of white oak. Also you can tell by splitting it, white oak splits very stringy, especially when green.