With a grain that is primarily straight a coarse texture, red oak turning blanks are a fantastic option for any project or task. Red oak has been known to have a moderate blunting effect on cutters used on it. Red oak lumber does take well to staining and does polish to a high-quality finish. The red oak lumber turning blanks that we offer here at Barrington hardwoods can be used for furniture, flooring, plywood, and interior items. It is best not to be used in outdoor situations.