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Differences between Quarter Sawn, Rift Sawn, and Plain Sawn Lumber?

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When lumber is cut from logs, it is typically cut in one of three ways: quarter sawn, rift sawn or plain sawn. Each type of lumber is dependent on how the log is oriented and cut at the sawmill. The result is a particular orientation of the growth rings on the end grain of the board and is what defines the type of lumber.  The type of cut also determines the figure in a piece of wood and the wood’s mechanical properties. PLAIN SAWN / FLAT SAWNMost common, least expensivePlain sawn, also commonly called flat sawn, is the most common...

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