Live Sawn White Oak 101


White Oak Flooring

Live Sawn White Oak is a top seller at Cochran’s Lumber. The product is durable, beautiful, and timeless. The character of the grain, the beautiful variations of each board, and the stability of the flooring make it a great choice for contemporary and rustic spaces alike.

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What Does Live Sawn Mean

“Live Sawn” refers to the way that the boards are cut off of the log. Each plank is cut straight off of the log in one direction without changing the orientation of the log. This method produces boards with a full range of angles of the log’s rings, also known as the log’s “grain”.

Craftsmanship and Production

The cutting technique renders a very textural, organic finished product that showcases the rings, knots, and color variations in a tree. White oak is a sustainable wood harvested in America. It is extremely stable, with a high rating on the industry-wide hardness scale.

These features make it an environmentally and budget-friendly option. Colors can range from beige to medium brown and the boards can be stained in a variety of colors to complement any decor.

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About White Oak Grain

White oak is a closed-grain wood, which makes it slightly more water-resistant than some other wood species. While no solid wood floors are truly waterproof, white oak planks hold up well in areas where some moisture can be expected, such as kitchens and half-bathrooms.

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Designing with Cochrans Lumber

Kuhn Aviation, a commercial airline hangar in Leesburg, Virginia chose Cochran’s Live Sawn White Oak to complete the modern design of their client lounge. “Because this space would be high-traffic, and also need to be high-style and inviting to guests, we decided on Live Sawn White Oak,” says Noah Holt of Kuhn Aviation. “The team at Cochran’s made the flooring selection process easy and custom made a stain and finish that suited our space perfectly”.

Discover Cochrans Live Sawn White Oak

Check out our Live Sawn White Oak offerings, and if don’t see exactly what you’re looking for the team at Cochran’s is available to custom-craft the flooring that’s perfect for your space. We are here to support your efforts to find the perfect wood flooring solution.


Cochran’s Lumber, Inc. is proud to be the leading provider of spectacular floors for homes, offices, and retail spaces across America! Our newly redesigned showroom was thoughtfully designed to make the selection of flooring and finishes exciting and simple. We feature a variety of new and reclaimed flooring products and many new and unique finishes. 

We are proud to offer an inviting space where customers can come and get a clear vision of the many types of hardwood flooring options that we offer, and feel comfortable at the same time. 

Visit our showroom today in historic Berryville, VA (only 50 miles west of Washington D.C), or give us a call at 1(877) 297-8331.

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