Continuing on our tour de wood species: Red Oak...
Red oak is one of America's most common hardwoods. It's hard, with a Janka Hardness rating of 1,290. It's commonly available and isn't too expensive. You can find plywood veneered in red oak for reasonable prices as well. It is easily one of the most common woods in kitchen cabinets, household trim, molding, and doors.
In its natural color, red oak is a light tan with faint reddish hue:
|Red Oak - unfinished|
It takes stain, and commonly is stained to a darker color:
|Red oak - stained "dark walnut"|
I'll update this post with more pictures as I get them.