In quarter-sawing, the wood is harvested from tree logs in a way that makes it less susceptible to inherent cupping, twisting and warping.
Cuts are made vertically through the tree, across and perpendicular to the growth rings which gives the wood remarkable strength and stability.
Though craftsmen recognise that quarter-sawn wood results in a superior shutter product, flat-sawn wood is widely substituted because it is much more plentiful and inexpensive. Quarter-sawing yields fewer usable boards and are extremely prized for the manufacture of superior quality shutters.
Quarter-sawn wood enhances our shutter range. The tight grain pattern showcases more depth and character than flat-sawn wood and the smooth surfaces result in an exceptionally smooth finish.
Growth rings are parallel to the short face. The long face of every board is close to a radial face. A large number of growth rings can be seen on this face.
- Best grain shown on face
- Good wearing surface for floors, furniture
- Radial face preferred for coatings
- Lower width shrinkage when dried
- Less cupping and warping than other cuts
- Can be successfully reconditioned