NORTH AMERICAN WHITE OAK
flooring :: interior wall/ceiling cladding :: millwork & stairs
ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN WHITE OAK
The North American White Oak products from reSAWN TIMBER co. features wide plank wood flooring, wall cladding, and millwork/stairs that are prefinished and available in solid & engineered construction. The North American White Oak products are made using domestic woods such as Rift & Quarter Sawn White Oak. These designs emphasize the natural color & beauty of these woods. All designs are available as FSC ® upon request.
CUTS OF WHITE OAK
Original cut incorporates plain sawn, rift sawn, and quarter sawn grain patterns and all grades and character marks into the final product. This seemingly simple cut actually requires advanced knowledge and experience in the milling and drying process of wood to ensure that the harder heart wood does not become brittle and break apart through the drying or milling process. This is not a new method of cutting, but rather a modern take on a historic theme.
RIFT & QUARTER SAWN
Rift & quarter sawn lumber is produced by first cutting the log into quarters and then making alternating cuts that are perpendicular to the annual growth rings. The annual growth rings in quarter sawn lumber are at a 45° – 90° angle to the face of the board. Quarter sawing produces boards with mostly vertical-grain, and a distinctive figuring often referred to as “flecks”, “flakes” or “ray flecks” caused by the medullary rays of the log. The annual growth rings in rift sawn lumber are at a 30° – 60° angle to the face of the board. Rift sawn lumber produces a very consistent and quiet board face with mostly vertical-grain. This vertical-grain lends added stability to the rift & quarter sawn boards making them less likely to cup or crown.
A flooring product with color variations produced by differences of natural heartwood and sapwood, along with characters described. Brown streaks should not extend the entire length of a piece. Two flag worm holes to every 8’ are permitted. Slight imperfections in face work (torn grain) admitted. The face may contain unlimited sound sapwood, slight imperfections in milling, a small tight knot every 3’, pin worm holes, burls, and a reasonable amount of slightly open checks.
Contains prominent variations in coloration and varying characters. Open characters such as checks and knot holes are allowed and will be filled if floor is specified as prefinished. The following are not admitted: broken knots over 1” in diameter, large grub worm holes, splits extending through the piece. Allowances include sticker stain and varying wood characteristics such as flag worm holes, heavy streaks, checks, worm holes, and an occasional dark machine burn across the face not exceeding 1/2″ wide.