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A look at the four common cuts:
Rotary: The log is centered in
the lathe and turned against a knife
blade at a slight angle following the
growth rings, producing a multi-
patterned grain. Less expensive than
sliced patterns, this is ideal for large
surface applications where a broad
grain pattern will suffice.
Quarter slicing: Growth rings
of the log strike the blade at right
angles, producing a narrow, striped
grain pattern, straight or angled,
depending on species, exposing
ray flake. This cut is ideal for
Mission-style or other applications
requiring a uniform appearance.
Rift cut: This is generally used
only with red and white oak. The log
is cut an angle of about 15 percent
off the quartered position, producing
a rift or comb-grain effect similar to
quarter slicing. Because of the low
yields, it is generally higher in cost
than quarter slicing. This would be
used for applications that require
white or red oak without ray flake.
Flat or plain slicing: This is
the most common cut, creating a
cathedral grain pattern. The half
log or flitch is cut along the growth
rings, parallel to a line through the
center of the log. This is typically the
least expensive slicing method, yet
produces an eye-catching pattern.
Source: Timber Products. For information
call 800-557-5131 or visit TimberProducts.com.
The cuts count