Not that I knew but when googled and a quick search the Native White Oak.
"Native White Oak
Its unique cell structure repels moisture, insects and rot. The famous American sailing ship, Old Iron Side, was built with white oak and could repel British cannon balls. Dense and straight-grained, white oak furniture has an oil finish and can be left to weather to a gray patina or cleaned and re-oiled annually." Plow & Hearth Neighborhood - Guides - Good, Better, and Best Woods for Outdoor Furniture
White oak has tyloses that give the wood a closed cellular structure, making it water- and rot-resistant. Because of this characteristic, white oak is used for barrels for wine and whiskey production since it resists leaking. It has also been used in construction, shipbuilding, cooperage, agricultural implements, and in the interior finishing of houses.
It was a signature wood used in mission style oak furniture by Gustav Stickley in the Craftsman style of the Arts and Crafts movement.
"Woodworkers should be aware that ferrous metal hardware reacts with oak, causing corrosion and staining the wood. Brass or stainless steel fittings should be used instead." Quercus alba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Can't remember the sight but they suggested that once the wood got its grey/silver patina that you can maintain it with just a light sanding .......not to take off the patina but to knock off the fuzz and anything that could cause a splinter
Glad you asked because now I know and am a little surprised