Quartersawn Wood

Quarter sawing is a type of cut in the rip-sawing of logs into lumber. Quarter sawn is defined as boards made by sawing a log into quarters and then sawing out boards in parallel cuts with varying angles of the sides to the growth rings up to 30°, 45° or 60° from the annual rings. Quarter-sawn boards have greater stability of form and size with less cupping, shrinkage across the width, shake and splitting, and other good qualities.[2] In some woods, the grain produces a decorative effect such as oak which shows a prominent ray fleck and sapele is likely to produce a ribbon figure.