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    whats your prefernce on oak!!

    i have 4 red oak logs that will be cut into lumber, i have 2 that would make some good qtr sawn. so what would you prefer your oak lumber to be? if you had this choice,, will still have some flat and rift sawn out of these you never get all qtr sawn lumber from a log.. at least not the way i have had the cut thus far..if things go as planned i will have two maple and 3 walnut. as well..
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    As far as I am concerned you can never have enough quarter sawn. You use it everywhere, stiles, rails, aprons, etc. I really don't think plain sawn oak is anything special, so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    As far as I am concerned you can never have enough quarter sawn. You use it everywhere, stiles, rails, aprons, etc. I really don't think plain sawn oak is anything special, so...
    I agree with Bill. Flat-sawn oak is soooooo overdone. Every discount dinette store is loaded with it and so much of the knockdown particle board stuff is made to look like it that is has become too common and, in some cases (when done poorly) it can scream "cheap". We have one of the national brand stores called "Oak Warehouse" in Boise. What does that tell you? Ever see a Mahogany Warehouse? Bubinga Warehouse? Defense rests.


    (The aforementioned, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, comments are my opinion only and not meant to intentionally, or unintentionally, offend anyone's wood preference.)
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    quartersawn!
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    Quartersaw the oak.

    For the maple and walnut, try to saw it for the best figure - which will likely end up being just flatsawn, but you never know...
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    I like the Quatersawn ............MB
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    Quartersawn....no question!
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    well that was where i was headed.. i like red oak qtr sawn almost as good as qtr swn white oak.. i have been lucky in the past to get some real good qtrd red oak like what john daugerty showed us the other day the others were already head for the best figure i really am looking forward to see what is in this maple.. on the walnut i am looking at 8/4, seems to be a fair amount of call for 8/4 and i dont have any walnut 8/4.. thanks for the input
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    Well, I'll jump in and say if it's 8/4, go for riftsawn, that is the best material for table legs, gives the best appearance for front and side views. Otherwise, for 5/4 or 4/4 qtr sawn would surely be nice.
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