RE: [MedievalSawdust] Folding Tables
- Shutting up now, sir.
From: Gary Halstead [mailto:ghalstead@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Folding Tables
Just to pick a nit, English "Brown" oak is brown due to a fungal
infection. See this link
some good pictures.
American white oak (Q. Alba) *tends* to be a little lighter than
European oak (Q. Robur and Q. Petrea) although there's a lot of overlap
in the color.
And to really pick a nit, "Flemish" oak was probably from Burgundy,
Germany, or Poland/Lithuania since the Low Countries had been largely
deforested by about the 9-10th century.
Tim Bray wrote:
>> Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to the preferred choice ofwood
>> for 14th century Flemish furniture?Yahoo! Groups Links
> Most likely Flemish oak, which is a medium brown, much like English
> brown oak but maybe a little darker. You can get a very close
> approximation by ammonia-fuming American white oak.
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