A term used to describe a piece of wood with growth rings that meet at no less than 45 degrees to the face of the board.
A method of milling wood which results in more straight, vertical grain patterns than plain sawn milling. Quarter sawn boards are more stable than plain sawn. Quarter sawn boards are also more expensive than plain sawn due to the time and skill required to mill them. Click here to see a sample of quarter sawn red oak.
Lumber sawn so that the annual rings form angles of 45 to 90 degrees with the surface of the piece.
A method of sawing a log into quarters lengthways to obtain strong, distinctive grain patterns. Especially associated with Mission furniture.
Lumber from quarter sections of logs so that the annual rings in any board form at least a 45º angle with the faces of the board.
Refers to solid lumber cutting. Available in limited amounts in certain species. Yields straight grain, narrow boards, “fleck” or figure in some species. More expensive that plain sawn. -------- Back to the Top
Boards which have been cut so that the wide surfaces are aproximately 90 degrees to the anual growth rings, this type of cut reduces cupping of the boards.
Wood which is cut from a log which has been quartered lengthwise and at an angle of at least 45 degrees between the board face and the annular growth rings, to lessen warping and shrinking.