Definition of quarter-saw in English:


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[with object] (usually as adjective quarter-sawn)
  • 1Saw (a log) radially into quarters and then into boards: a piece of quarter-sawn oak
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    • 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: a quarter-sawn white oak cabinet
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    • 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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