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StBernard
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Posted: August 8, 2008 6:32 PM

How does the cut of wood flooring change its appearance?
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Posted: August 12, 2008 2:41 AM

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The cut of the wood determines at which angle you see the grain. Plain –sawn produces the “flame-shaped” grain most commonly seen in hardwood flooring. Rift-Sawn and Quarter-Sawn are usually more expensive as they have “vertical graining” and are used for fine furniture, or applications where matching grain is a must. Rift-sawn lumber is cut at a 30° angle to the growth rings while quarter-sawn is cut at a 90° angle.
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Posted: August 12, 2008 2:41 AM

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Also, plain-sawn woods are the most susceptible to expansion and contraction. Quarter-sawn are usually the most dimensionally stable cuts.
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Posted: September 23, 2008 4:09 PM

RE: Wood Cut
That's what I needed to know.  Thanks
-Reynolds
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