paul, i have seen some red oak that was quilted or rippled like your picture shows but in this case i think its just a saw kerf figure from the chainsaw..the best way to tell is to smooth out a spot where it shows up well and see if it stays.. as for staining and finishing it works well..
this link shows a picture of some quilted oak paul,, and it also says its not real common..LINK
Last edited by larry merlau; 10-09-2014 at 01:38 PM.
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