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#1 posted 12-08-2017 05:55 PM

If you quartersaw maple the angle of the cuts releases demons that are stored in the wood cells, its not safe.

Obviously, oak doesn’t have any demons in it.

Also, quartersawn (white) oak reveals prominent ray flecks that provide a lot of visual interest, so oak is often cut and advertised that way.

Any wood can be quartersawn – it provides a different look (more uniform vs cathedral grain), and also different wood movement properties that are usually preferred. It is more difficult and more costly.

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