English Oak - Quercus robur
Despite being the most plentiful tree in Britain its not always an easy timber to acquire. Most timber merchants stock American White Oak instead and few large dealers stock it at all. When it is available its from saw mills usually and sold by the board with live edges. We do stock live edge boards, but few hobbyists have the machine tools and space to work timber at that size so we cut it down to more manageable boards and can offer it sized, planed and thicknessed to suit.
Few timbers can compare with prime English Oak, available as PAR joinery timber, cookies, or live edge slabs in all their different forms - Pippy, Burred and Figured. Seasoned or Green.
Works well with both hand and machine tools its the king of British timbers