Qualities of Quarter Sawn White Oak Furniture

Quarter sawn oak is known for its durability, strength, and firm texture. The oak log is cut, turned, and cut again to create a unique grain pattern giving popular heavy grained oak a lighter pattern. Quarter sawing also makes the wood more resistant to cupping and warping. Quarter sawn oak furniture is a popular choice for mission and shaker style bedroom furniture.

Jamestown Desk Set in White Oak with F.W. Saratoga Stain

Jamestown Desk Set in Quarter Sawn White Oak
with F.W. Saratoga Stain


Beaumont Dining Set in Quarter Sawn White Oak
with Asbury Stain

Look of Quarter Sawn White Oak Furniture

Quarter sawn oak brings in varying shades of white to medium brown in its heartwood and sapwood. Not to be missed in quarter sawn white oak furniture are the lovely flecks and flakes that create a wavy grain pattern. These unique markings are a result of the way the oak log is cut and add a unique character to the wood. Quarter sawn white oak works well with hand and machine tools and it glues, stains, and finishes well. 

Samples of Stain Finishes on Quarter Sawn White Oak Wood

Quarter sawn white oak wood stains, finishes, and polishes well with the grain producing a decorative effect. The markings shine when stained and finished creating distinctive pieces.

Quarter Sawn White Oak with Natural Finish

Natural

Quarter Sawn White Oak with Medium Stain

Medium

Quarter Sawn White Oak with Michaels Cherry Stain

Michael's Cherry

Quarter Sawn White Oak with Washington Stain

Washington

Quarter Sawn White Oak with Acres Stain

Acres

Quarter Sawn White Oak with Antique Slate Stain

Antique Slate

Natural Characteristics of Quarter Sawn White Oak Wood

Quarter sawing exposes the medullary rays in white oak wood resulting in unique grain patterns that are not as thick as regular oak wood. Wood that is quarter sawn is strong, stable, and more resistant to cupping, warping and moisture. The cost of quarter sawn oak furniture may be higher since it is more labor intensive to produce. 

Quarter Sawn White Oak has a unique grain pattern due to the labor intensive angle it is cut at.
Example of wavy pattern on Quarter Sawn White Oak furniture
Example of flecking on Quarter Sawn White Oak Pub Table Top
Quarter Sawn White Oak is a popular for Mission style furniture

 

Please contact a furniture specialist with any questions about quarter sawn oak furniture. We can be reached by email or at our toll-free number 866-272-6773.

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