Our August “Project of the Month” comes from a gorgeous home in Renfrew, Ontario. The client selected the Logs End Rift & Quarter Sawn White Oak from our new Natural Oil Collection. In this case, the 7″ wide planks were pre-oiled prior to delivery in our popular Stone colourway.
Facts About Logs End Quartered & Rift Sawn Oak
Quartered White Oak is known for its pronounced Ray Fleck or Medullary Ray, which brings stunning character to a wood plank when finished in a stain or natural oil.
Rift White Oak tends to show less Ray Fleck or Medullary Ray after it has been stained or oiled; however, Rift will still showcase a straight grain appearance, just like Quartered white oak.
Quarter Sawn (Combination Quartered & Rift) White Oak is prized in the wood industry for its stability and stunning beauty. Rift & Quartern Sawn White Oak is often used in the manufacturing of luxury furniture, cabinetry, flooring and millwork.
Rift & Quarter Sawn flooring all share a unique characteristic: the growth rings show on the face of the plank as straight grain. In fact, the key benefit of quartersawing white oak is to allow all the grains to show straight – providing a more consistent and polished look.
Quartersawing is a much slower and labour intensive process when compared to plainsawn flooring. While the planks are slightly more narrow, they offer some of the most outstanding character and stability. Thus the reason so many people love the Logs End’s White Oak and Red Oak offerings.