|Common Name(s): Turkey Oak, Turkish Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus cerris
Distribution: Europe and Asia Minor
Tree Size: 80-120 ft (25-37 m) tall, 4-6 ft (1.2-2.0 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 45 lbs/ft3 (720 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .54, .72
Janka Hardness: 1,200 lbf (5,340 N)*
*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity
Modulus of Rupture: 16,570 lbf/in2 (114.3 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,568,000 lbf/in2 (10.81 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 8,170 lbf/in2 (56.4 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 6.0%, Tangential: 10.0%, Volumetric: 16.0%, T/R Ratio: ~1.7
Color/Appearance: Has a light to medium reddish-brown color.
Grain/Texture: Has medium-to-large pores and a fairly coarse grain.
Rot Resistance: Falls somewhere between durable and moderately durable.
Workability: Turkey Oak is said to work similarly to oaks found in the United States.
Odor: No data available.
Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, oak has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation, as well as asthma-like symptoms. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
Pricing/Availability: No data available.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: No data available.
Comments: Turkey Oak does not belong to either the White or Red Oak groups, but is divided into a separate group which also includes Cork Oak (Quercus suber), the primary oak species used for cork bottle stoppers.
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