Quarter Sawn White Oak Furniture
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 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.
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.
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