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#1 posted 01-04-2013 07:51 PM

Keep in mind that the PureBond (By Columbia) sold by HD is a B-2 grade. Not the best, but certainly not the worst. If your very particular try to find an A-grade or select. Check with the supplier first on the grading system. They vary in the terms/symbols they use and what is “allowable” (insert defects) in each grade.
Also the cut of the veneer makes a difference too. Rotary, flat sawn, rift, or quarter sawn are the most common. Rotary being the most inexpensive but usually unattractive (paint grade)
HD is calling theirs “plain sawn” which, in my understanding, is the same as flat sawn. This gives the common “cathedral grade” pattern.

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