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What do you know about oak wood and why it was used in barns? ⠀

Barns are built with a diverse mixture of wood species like oak. Oak is a common type of wood used in barns. There are more than 600 species of oak that exist in the world, the most readily available being red and white oak. Both species are light brown in color, although red oak usually has hints of red. Both have visible growth rings and straight grain. ⠀
Oak wood has been used as a hardwood for thousands of years, yet it takes up to 150 years before the wood from an oak tree can be used for construction. Oak is exceedingly strong, heavy, and durable. It is an attractive light color with a prominent grain and is resistant to fungal attack, thanks to its dense grain. Timeless Barn Company loves working with oak for its strength, versatility, and beauty

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