Oak wood can be white, yellow, or reddish brown. Sometimes it has green, yellow, or black mineral deposits streaked throughout it. Oak has a rough texture with a straight, open grain. Flake figures, pin stripes, fine lines, wavy grains, and watery figures are patterns that can be produced from the way the wood is sawn, either flat or quarter sawn. This wood is a hard, heavy, stiff, and strong wood. Extremely durable under great exposure, oak has great wear-resistance as well. Because it is also dust, stain, and scratch resistant, oak does not require regular cleaning like other woods. A bonus to this oak wood is that it holds screws and nails really well. Oak is good for staining and can be stained with many different finish tones.