This timber is formed from several varieties of the oak tree. It is of a brown colour, hard, tough, strong, subject to splits and shakes in seasoning, difficult to work, but free from defects. It is extensively used for shipbuilding in her Majesty's dockyards.1
It is of a dark red colour, hard, close grained, difficult to work, free from splits or defects.
It is much used for shipbuilding, but is too heavy for architectural purposes.
"Wainscot is a species of oak, soft and easily worked, not liable to warp or split, and highly figured.
Wainscot is imported chiefly from Holland and Riga, in semicircular logs.
Clap Boarding is a description of oak imported from Norway, inferior to wainscot, and distinguished from it by being full of white-coloured streaks.