Original cut is a way of cutting the log that 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. Early settler’s used this through-and-through method of sawing to quickly and efficiently produce flooring for their barns and homes. Original cut white oak flooring’s unique blend of character and grain pattern recaptures this historic aesthetic for modern settings.