Oregon White Oak
Oak woodlands and savanna are now considered some of the most threatened ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. Sustainable Northwest Wood supports The Oak Accord and their efforts to help protect, preserve and restore oak habitat while creating value for this precious resource.
This hardwood is known for its rich color tones, ranging from vanilla to golden champagne to deep amber. It is remarkably durable and an excellent material for flooring, furniture, cabinetry, wall cladding and other interior applications.
Oregon White Oak is indigenous to the Pacific Northwest and grows from central California into British Columbia. For many decades, land owners and residents in our region have under-valued this species, sending unwanted oak logs to local chip yards while importing vast quantities of Eastern White Oak from east of the Mississippi. Today, most of the native oak habitat in the Willamette Valley has been converted to orchards, vineyards, and residential development, leaving less than 3% of its historic range. In response to this, a group of private land owners, with the help of Willamette Partnership, started The Oak Accord - a voluntary conservation program designed to promote long-term stewardship.
Sustainable Northwest Wood is proud to support the work of The Oak Accord and their efforts to preserve, protect and restore our oak habitat. We donate 10% of all Oregon White Oak sales to The Oak Accord. This commitment allows us and our customers to be involved with restoring this critical ecosystem. Click here to read more about this partnership that is working to restore 20,000 acres of oak habitat in the Willamette Valley.
Our oak is sourced from small mills in the Willamette and Rogue Valleys. FSC certified oak is also available.
- 3" through 6" solid and engineered flooring
- 4/4 through 8/4 hardwood lumber
- Butcher block and plank-style solid surface
- T&G wall paneling
In our ongoing series of Sustainable Wood Stories, we dive into the root causes of the diminishing habitat and ecosystems of our native oak, how forest managers and mills apply the “working forest” concept, a vinyard owner's commitment to the restoration work of The Oak Accord, and how architects and designers in our region are learning how to better utilize this beautiful, local hardwood on future projects.
You can see the full story HERE.