3 Reasons To Use Quarter Sawn Wood
3 reasons to use quarter sawn wood is article about Skill Building bookmarked by lester with ID 13266376066 was uploaded on 18-03-2019 and has been viewed 325,857 times.
Quarter-sawn wood costs about twice as much as plain-sawn.So, why use it? In order to understand the benefits (and extra cost) let's look at how the material is milled from a tree.Imagine this is a log ready to go through a sawmill.
I've sketched out plain-sawn cuts on the bottom half, and quarter-sawn cuts on the top half.Plain-sawn, also called through and through, is pretty simple.Slabs of wood are simply cut from the log as it lays on the mill.
It's easy to see how simple this would be to set up and handle.Pay special attention to how the annual rings lay across the end grain of the resulting boards.Quarter sawing is more complicated.The log is quartered, one board is cut off the quarter, the remaining section is turned, another board is cut off, the remaining section is turned, another board is cut off — until there's no more log left.
Intuition tells us this is more complicated to execute, but look at how the annual rings lay across the end grain of the boards.WHY ANNUAL RINGS ARE IMPORTANT Wood tends to cup in the direction opposing the curve of the annual rings.
This board, a piece of plain-sawn wood, would tend to...