Material Study

November 06, 2016

Material Study

Typically a log is cut in one of three ways; Plain Sawn, Quarter Sawn, and Rift Sawn. We like working with Quarter and Rift Sawn cut lumber for their natural grain patterns and stability.

Quarter Sawn: The log is cut into four quarters, and then plain sawed within each quarter piece. This causes each piece of lumber to have beautiful grain patterns and be significantly more stable than a plain sawn lumber. It's also resistant to moisture and warping. 

Rift Sawn: The log is cut perpendicular to the logs growth rings. This process makes planks that are more durable than a quarter sawn or plain sawn and have a unique linear grain pattern that works as a natural beauty. 

For visuals check out these sites: 

Hardwood Distributers

Advantage Lumber



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