Questions tagged [quarter-sawn]

Either a method of cutting logs into boards or boards with the growth rings 60-90 degrees to the face of the board

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Ripping vs Resawing - is there a reason for the difference?

While I understand the technical difference between ripping a board in two vs resawing a board into thinner boards, is there a technical reason for the distinction? Granted, thinner pieces of wood ...
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What are the different uses for plain sawn (flat sawn), rift sawn, and quarter sawn boards?

When shopping for lumber, how do you identify each type of board, and what are some examples of when you would choose to use each one? In other words, what are the visual and physical characteristics ...
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What are the common cut patterns used to mill a log into boards?

I have seen some question/answers here refer to using quarter-sawn wood. I didn't know what that was. What are the other common ways to mill logs into lumber. This question is not about the cuts of ...
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Why should I avoid using the pith section of quarter sawn lumber?

The title pretty much sums it all up. When selecting quarter sawn lumber, why should the very center (pith) be avoided?