Red Oak - clear quarter sawn most with flecks. $4.50. Most boards are between 7 & 10" wide. Over 1000 bdft available. 4/4 (1 1/8") Air dried over 2 year. Some 8/4 available in live and milled edge. The table in the picture is made with this 8/4 live edge wood. 3/4" ideal for ship lap, drawer boxes or smaller projects. $3/sqft. Random width. Most 6 - 8" wide
White Oak - 4/4 (1 1/8") all clear quarter sawn very very nice. Most with flecks. $6.00/bdft Most boards are between 7 & 10" wide. Air dried over 2 years. Over 1000 bdft available
Cherry - $4.50/bdft. 4/4 (1 1/8") Air Dried over 2 years. Very nice & clear. Some Live edge & milled edge 8/4 available.
White Ash - $4.50/bdft. Clear and quarter sawn. Air dried over 4 years. 4/4 (1 1/8") & 8/4. The table in the pictures was made from this the pile of wood.
Poplar - $3.00/bdft 4/4 (1 1/8") Air dried 1 year. Nice quarter sawn material. 4/4 only
White Pine - $3.00 4/4 (1 1/8") Air dried over 1 year. Not a lot of knots and most quarter sawn. 3/4" ideal for ship lap, drawer boxes or smaller projects $2/sqft. Random width. Most 6 - 8" wide
Walnut - $8.00/bdft 4/4 (1 1/8") Air dried over 4 years. Clear, Some quarter sawn 4/4 only
All wood is very nice, mostly clear, 4/4 (1 1/8"), 8/4. 8 & 10 ft lengths (some 12' available) at random widths. Buy one board or a whole stack.
Wood is ideal for furniture or flooring.
Quarter-sawing is a method of milling trees into lumber. Quarter-sawn lumber is highly sought after and is a premium grade of wood, particularly in certain species such as oak or maple, where look of the grain in the wood is accentuated by the method of cutting the tree. While rip-sawing is the most efficient (and common) method of milling, quarter-sawing is more difficult to cut but yields much more stable lumber. Because it is more difficult to cut and there is more waste, quarter-sawn lumber is considerably more expensive than rip-sawn material.
Quarter-sawn lumber is more stable, because it is cut in a manner that attempts to get as much of the end grain of the wood perpendicular to the face of the board as possible. Without having grain running parallel to the face of the board, there is far less chance of the board twisting or cupping as it dries, or worse, when in use in a project. The more square the end grain is to the face of the board, the more stable that board will likely be over the course of its life in the project.
Additionally, quarter-sawn lumber of a variety of species has a look that is unmatched by a rip-sawn (flat sawn) board. Oak is a prime example: the grain of oak is much more wavy and displays medullary ray flecks that are far more unlikely to be visible if the board is rip-sawn. Because of these qualities, quarter-sawn oak was the primary type of wood used to create authentic Arts and Crafts era pieces of furniture. Perfect for table tops on banquet tables or tables with leafs since the wood is less likely to cup.
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