I'm building a Monfort SOF canoe. I have lots of white oak left over from the ribs. I know that woods like ash, mahogany, etc. are more traditionally used for these parts. My 'woodworking' experience has been limited to home handyman stuff with nothing more exotic than lumberyard pine and plywood, plus Western red cedar for this project and an earlier SOF kayak so I'm ignorant of the properties of other wood species. Any reasons not to use white oak?