Depending on the way the logs are sawn into timber (rift-cut, flat sliced, flat sawn, rotary cut quartered) White Oak can have varying looks. Many distinctive patterns emerge: figure flakes, fine lines, pin stripes, leafy grains and watery figures. Color is light to darker gray brown. White Oak that is quartersawn will produce dramatic rays and flecks or flakes that are popular in Mission style furniture or antiques.
Quartersawn wood can be recognized by its unique ray flake grain. To create quartersawn wood, the log is first quartered and then cut perpendicular to the growth rings. This results in a very straight, fine-grained surface with interesting ray flakes. Quartersawn furniture was quite common years ago when craftsmen were primarily concerned about quality and durability.
We offer you the same beauty, durability, and distinction today. To make the most of that distinction, we use quad-linear posts for the legs of our upholstered mission furniture. usually, a leg post is created from a 3”x3” board. But with that approach, only two sides of the leg display the uniqueness of the ray flake grain. To overcome this obstacle, we cut four triangular pieces from our quartersawn wood, then glue them together, producing a leg of incredible strength, but most importantly, a leg that displays the beauty of the ray flake grain on all four sides