A total of 40 green (never-dried wood) flat-sawn
sideboards, 22 x 100 mm in cross section and with a length of at least 4.5 m, from ten different Scots pine (Pinus sylvetris L.) trees were collected directly after sawing from a sawmill in Northern Sweden.
Once chosen, the wood Is then quarter-sawn instead of flat-sawn
surfaces were coated with monomer solution (25 mL/side) applied with a paintbrush (not wiped).
Sorts for flat-sawn
, quarter sawn, pattern grade, figure and width are available.
Moisture won't affect wood cut this way as much as it does flat-sawn
boards, that is, boards with wide grain lines.
We taped off all of the glue joints and sprayed on two even coats of lacquer and began the veneering process by cutting each individual piece from two 4x8 sheets of flat-sawn
boards have a larger tangential face and therefore tend to shrink more across the width than do quarter-sawn boards.
These passages, or canals, which appear lens-shaped on flat-sawn
surfaces, about 1/4 in.
boards will cup as they dry because one side of the board has more tangential shrinkage than the other, due to the curving growth rings (Fig.
The boards were ripped to produce flat-sawn
samples 1-1/2 inches wide.
When we built it, we went all out and used quarter-sawn lumber, which has the interesting flakes you see in the photo, but ordinary flat-sawn
white oak lumber would work just fine.
In these experiments, the specimens were cut from green heartwood of flat-sawn
red oak boards.