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Quartersawn Oak Green Bay WI

Quartersawn boards are rarely wide enough for a large panel, so in many cases you must glue boards together or resaw and book-match a single board. Here's a rule of thumb for resawing quartersawn oak: Look at the outside faces before you cut.

The Home Depot
(920)405-0893
810 S Taylor St
Green Bay, WI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Paulson Hardware, Inc.
(920) 499-4040
2248 S. Ridge Rd.
Green Bay, WI
 
The Power Tool Store (Bay Verte Machinery Inc)
920-336-7440
975 Parkview Rd Green Bay, WI, 54304
Green Bay, WI
 
Kmart 4219 / Cross Merch
(920) 499-3191
1109 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, WI
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Martin Hardware Inc
(920) 432-4845
1949 E Mason St
Green Bay, WI
 
The Home Depot
(920)465-8237
2595 Eaton Rd
Green Bay, WI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Ace Hardware Ridge Rd
(920) 497-6231
2110 S Ridge Rd, 2 blocks south of Lambeau Field
Green Bay, WI
 
Green Bay Plz
(920) 498-6111
1555 Green Bay Plz
Green Bay, WI
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:9-21
Tue:9-21
Wed:9-21
Thu:9-21
Fri:9-21
Sat:9-20
Sun:10-18
Store Features
Mon:9-21
Tue:9-21
Wed:9-21
Thu:9-21
Fri:9-21
Sat:9-20
Sun:10-18

ABC Supply Co. Inc./Green Bay
920-499-1421
633 N. Military Ave. Green Bay, WI, 54303
Green Bay, WI
 
Jauquet Lumber Company, Inc
(920) 468-6651
1613 Main Street
Green Bay, WI
 

Quartersawn Oak

Quartersawn Oak

3 Tips to Unlock its Beauty

by Tom Caspar

Rip Quartersawn Legs

With the right cut, you can make beautifully matching quartersawn legs from an ordinary 2-in.-thick board. The flake figure we look for in quartersawn oak comes from a tree’s ray cells, which radiate like spokes in a wheel. Mark the spot on each end of your board where a saw cut will be parallel to the rays. Cut from mark to mark. Rip quartersawn veneer from another piece of the same board and glue it on the legs’ plainsawn faces to complete the quartered look (see “Stickley-Style Chest”).


Edge a Top

On many a piece of furniture, both the top and its front edge are prominent. Unfortunately, a beautiful quartersawn top has an ordinary-looking plainsawn edge. An easy solution is to cut your own quartersawn edging from the same lumber and glue it to the top’s edge. The edging can be from 1/16 to 1/4 in. thick. Apply similar edging to drawer rails and dividers. 

Resaw a Panel

Quartersawn boards are rarely wide enough for a large panel, so in many cases you must glue boards together or resaw and book-match a single board. Here’s a rule of thumb for resawing quartersawn oak: Look at the outside faces before you cut. If both sides have strong flake figure, the inside faces will have dramatic figure, too. If one outside face has weak figure, the inside faces probably won’t be great. The best board to pick for resawing will have perpendicular growth rings (see inset photo). 


This story originally appeared in  American Woodworker September 2005, issue #116.

Source information may have changed since the original publication date.

September 2005, issue #116

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