Hi JakeHas anyone ever made a project using post oak lumber? How did it come out? Did you stain it or just use clear finish?
I don't think you are off. If they are planted close together, they grow straight up to get their share of the sun. Trees grow to suit their environment and survive, some times nontypically. Darker heart and light sap is not uncommon in white oaks. Oaks have 2 general classifications red/white there are MANY subspecies. Basically the white oaks are naturally rot resistant (used for fence posts, wine barrels, RR ties...) Red oaks are open pour and are not good for exterior use.The reason is because it grows very straight with few limbs, therefor making great fence post. This is mainly because they grow very close to each other. This has a brown center turning white towards the bark.