Strength and consistency are preeminent characteristics of oak and of the railroad. That’s why oak ties stand out among the species used for crosstie material.

Wooden ties are manufactured from any and all hardwood – hickory, beech, maple, elm. But only oak is singled out among the bundles, which are designated as either oak or mixed hardwoods. 

Oak is a premium product, a necessary luxury . Jack Daniels’ uses only white oak for its barrels.

Finely crafted furniture passed down through the years is often oak, and we prize the species at Rail Yard Studios for its workability.  It cuts cleanly due to its consistent nature, and it has a graining that is subtle yet finely intricate and refined among the hardwoods.

It takes materials “strong as an oak” to get the Rail Yard Studios brand.