Plain Sawn

Plain sawn, also referred to as “flat sawn,” is the most common cut of lumber found and the most cost-effective way to mill a log. The technique consists of cutting parallel through the log, yielding wider planks with minimal waste. The annular rings on plain sawn lumber are generally 30 degrees or less to the face of the board, which is often referred to as tangential grain. The result produces a cathedral grain pattern on the face of the wood.

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