Definitions for "QUARTER SAWN"
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.