Choose to order quarter sawn white oak Mission chairs or Mission cherry wood chairs. Both wood options are stunning for our Amish handcrafted Woodland Mission Dining Chairs.
Quarter sawn white oak wood is the traditional choice for Mission furniture. Some would even call quarter sawn white oak wood as the signature wood for Mission style furniture. Most antique Mission furniture, Arts & Crafts furniture and the popular Gustav Stickley furniture is handcrafted in quarter sawn white oak wood.
Quarter sawn white oak wood was also the wood of choice for our forefathers due to the strength and availability of this wood. Many Early American barns are actually made from quarter sawn white oak wood which makes barn wood furniture another popular furniture style.
The interesting grain appearance of the quarter sawn white oak wood gives it a striking look which is very distinct from the country, wavy grain pattern of regular oak. You can expect to see the beautiful, decorative ray flake or fleck figures and linking grain. These pale colored rays are actually called Medullary rays and are a beautiful figure of wavy stripes through the wood grain. Nutrients are actually passed through the Medullary rays within the tree.
Quarter sawn white oak wood is much more expensive than regular oak wood due to the additional labor that goes into cutting the logs at a quarter angle and the waste of the lumber not used. One of the benefits of ordering furniture in quarter sawn white oak wood is that you often have less contraction and expansion as well as more moisture resistance.
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