English brown oak is actually English white oak that has been killed by mushrooms growing on it. The mushroom produces an acid that colors the heartwood brown but in the process breaks down the cell structure and kills the tree. This is the color that Stickley tried to achieve by fuming American white oak but real brown oak cannot be counterfeited.
*Rich colors from milk chocolate to dark brown
*One of the finest architectural millwork timbers
*Often quarter sawn to show off its beautiful flake
*Surface checking is common especially in the darker colors
Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.