The advantage of having the trunks sawed is that the customer can compose his own sizes and quality. This is desirable for various markets, but also usual. Think of the furniture branch, the ship carpentry, interior builders and frame makers. The types of wood are purchased by us based on the required diameter, length, quality and colour.
The quality and price of the wood is also determined by the way the planks are sawed from a tree. The number of knots and their size also decisive in this. This effect the strength, the action and the marking of the wood.
Plain saw cut
Plain saw cut is a price technical cheap way of wood processing. The planks are continuously sawed straight from the trunk. The growth rings, that are mainly width wise on the plank, become visible. During drying the plank will start to work against the direction of the growth rings. The widest part of the plank will show a flame marking.
Quartier saw cut
Our most expensive way to saw will ensure that the trunk is sawed in four quarters. After that the individual parts are placed on the machine in such a way that one can saw in the direction of the heart of the trunk. This will cause standing growth rings in relation to the widest part of the plank.
Therefore, the parts will bend and shrink less than those plain saw cut planks. The widest part of the plank will show a mirror marking with type of wood that quality for this such as Oak, Beech and Elm wood.
Faux quartier cut
During the plain cut sawing and quartier cut sawing there can be planks which growth rings are not lying/standing clear compared to the widest part of the plank. This provides parts that show a very smooth marking both in the width as in the thickness. The shrinking and bending of the wood is between a plain cut and a quartier cut plank.