I just had a beautiful custom bookshelf made. I specified white oak posts. When it arrived today I thought to myself— hmm that sure looks like red oak to me. The builder remained steadfast, however, and told me this was indeed white oak. The posts are pinkish not pale, but it’s the open pores on the end grain that seem like a dead giveaway to me. (Also, I did a light sand on a hidden part and it didn’t pass the sniff test either) But before I make a stink, does anyone out there think this could be White oak?