Oak is a hard and decorative wood with a particularly attractive pattern in quarter- sawn material. It is a remarkable material; strong, durable, heavy and attractive which makes it the ideal wood to use in construction both indoors and outdoors.
Suitable for construction beams, restoration work, post and rail fencing, bridge building, lintels, board-walks, flooring, outdoor and indoor furniture. Oak is durable outdoors, and does not need preservative treatment. It has once again become popular for outdoor fencing, gates, furniture and features especially in urban areas - both because there is no painting and low maintenance requirements. Also traditionally used as the main ship building timber. Tannins in the wood make the heartwood exceptionally durable out of doors and without treatment
Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmills - www.ashs.co.uk
Depends on use and location
Limited supply grown in Scotland, widely grown in England. There is plenty of Oak in Scotland; but access to it is limited because there are very few organisations that processes it