One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]usually as adjective quarter-sawn
1Saw (a log) radially into quarters and then into boards.‘we quarter-saw the logs at our own mill’as adjective ‘quarter-sawn timber from the stand of white ash’
- ‘Solid quarter-sawn ash was used to build the fixed-window units and the decorative trim, while all office doors in the facility also are made of solid ash.’
- ‘This method of sawing accentuates the vertical grain and minimizes the flake, common in quarter-sawn oak.’
- ‘Boards are made from quarter-sawn beech with simple clasps at the foredge.’
- ‘Because the growth rings in quarter-sawn wood run uniformly parallel along the entire board the wood does not shrink and expand with seasonal variation in moisture as much as flat sawn wood.’
- ‘The way the cells are aligned will cause the quarter-sawn board to shrink a little bit in width and very little in thickness.’
- 1.1 Produce (a board or a piece of furniture) by quarter-sawing.
- ‘For sale: A quarter sawn dresser with a fancy cut beveled mirror.’
- ‘Decking should always be quarter sawed and laid with the edge grain up.’
- ‘The cabinet is made out of rift-sawn red oak with quarter-sawn drawer fronts and door panels.’
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