Rift Sawing

Rift Sawing is sometimes confused with the much more common Quarter Sawing. In quartersawn wood, only the center board of the quarter-log is cut with the growth rings truly perpendicular to the surface of the board. The smaller boards cut from either side have grain increasingly skewed. Riftsawn wood has every board cut along a radius of the original log, so each board has a perpendicular grain, with the growth rings oriented at right angles to the surface of the board. Riftsawn production creates a great deal of waste but has the straightest grain and thus the greatest stability.

Flooring Sawing Options