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quarter-saw Syllabification: quar·ter-saw
Pronunciation: /ˈkwôrdərsô/

Definition of quarter-saw in English:


[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
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • This method of sawing accentuates the vertical grain and minimizes the flake, common in quarter-sawn oak.
  • 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.
1.1Produce (a board or a piece of furniture) by quarter-sawing.
Example sentences
  • Decking should always be quarter sawed and laid with the edge grain up.
  • For sale: A quarter sawn dresser with a fancy cut beveled mirror.
  • The cabinet is made out of rift-sawn red oak with quarter-sawn drawer fronts and door panels.
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