Oak wood has been cut from an oak tree and, as a hardwood. There are over 600 species of oak, but red oak and white oak are considered to be the most suitable for woodworking projects. Its strength and beauty make it ideal for cabinets, furniture, and flooring materials. The color of oak wood depends on the species of tree from which it was cut. White oak has a color that ranges from grey to brown. Red oak ranges from a dark pink to brown. Its open pores allow the oak wood to accept stain readily, which can bring out the unique color variations within a single piece of wood. Oak wood can also be used as a veneer, which allows cabinetmakers to build affordable cabinets that feature the beauty of oak.