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White Oak Rift &  Quarte

Custom Hardwood Floor Cuts – Determine the aesthetics looking of the wood flooring.

Before going out or going online to make your first hardwood flooring purchase is some important facts to know.

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White Oak

White Oak Live Sawn Characteristics
Unique cut that incorporates all the natural aspects of the tree with minimal waste, as a result of straight cutting select logs from outside diameter through the heartwood.
Varying grain from plain sawn cathedral grain, to rift sawn and the most spectacular quarter sawn throughout each board.
The wider the plank the more these unique characteristics are displayed.
The narrower widths have a unique mix of plainsawn and rift & quarter sawn. They don’t have the classic plain sawn in the center like the wider planks. Often these are a result of boards we had to rip in half. The end results creates a very unique and affordable flooring option.
Very stable floor due to high percentage of quarter sawn.
Great option for wide plank.
Very versatile in design – from rustic to traditional and even modern homes.
Natural, beautiful neutral light brown color
Stains well to achieve a wide variety of color.
Tight growth rings due to Northern Appalachian lumber.
Very popular choice for surface treatment – circle sawn, hand scraped & wire brush.
Random width is very popular.

Natural- Live Sawn Grade Sample

White Oak - Live Sawn - Millrun-5x30-hand-scraped-herringbone - Malibu kitchen


  • Styles: Strip, Herringbone, Chevron, Random Width, Wide Plank
  • Edge: Square Edge, Micro bevel, hand crafted edge
  • Milling: Tongue & Groove & End Matched
  • Surface: Unfinished, hand scraped, wire brush, circle sawn
  • Janka Scale: 1360
  SOLID ENGINEERED
Thickness:
3/4″
5/8″ or 3/4″
Width:
3″ – 12″
4″ – 12″
Lengths:
1′ – 7′ & 7′ – 12′
2′ – 10′ & 2′ – 12′
Construction:
Solid
4mm or 6mm wear layer

 

Characteristics & SpecificationsWhite Oak – Rift & Quarter Sawn Characteristics

  • Timeless Style.
  • Very versatile in design. Works in everything from rustic to traditional to very modern homes.
  • Mix of straight rift grain and quartered figure.
  • 100% Rift Only & 100% Quarter Only Available.  
  • Narrow widths are heavier towards rift and wider planks are heavier towards quartered due to how logs are cut. (See Hardwood Cutting & Grading 101)
  • Options for varying amount of natural character. Clear, select, and natural grades available.
  • Very stable floor and recommended over radiant heat and homes near water.
  • Very versatile in design – from rustic to traditional and modern homes.
  • Stains well to achieve a wide variety of color.
  • Tight growth rings due to Northern Appalachian lumber.
White Oak - Rift Quarter - CLear - Sample board
WO - Rift & Quarter - 5

White Oak – Rift & Quarter Sawn Specifications

  • Certification: 100% FSC Certified
  • Availability: Solid & Engineered
  • Source: Western PA, Northern Appalachian White Oak
  • Cut: Rift & Quarter Sawn
  • Grade: Clear, Select, & Natural
  • Styles: Strip, Herringbone, Chevron, Random Width, Wide Plank
  • Edge: Square Edge, Micro bevel, hand crafted edge
  • Milling: Tongue & Groove & End Matched
  • Surface: Unfinished, hand scraped, wire brush, circle sawn
  • Janka Scale: 1360
  SOLID ENGINEERED
Thickness:
3/4″
5/8″ or 3/4″
Width:
2 1/4″ – 12″
4″ – 12″
Lengths:
1′ – 7′ & 7′ – 12′
2′ – 10′ & 2′ – 12′
Construction:
Solid
4mm or 6mm wear layer
 
 

White Oak – 100% Rift Sawn Characteristics

 
  • Very straight grain – Planks will almost blend together.
  • We offer 100% Rift only in widths 2 ¼” – 5”. NOFMA (rule book) only requires 75% of the board to have rift characteristics.
  • Wider plank rift is available, but not as 100%.
  • Wide plank rift is VERY difficult to accumulate as a result of where rift comes from in the tree. (See Hardwood Cutting & Grading 101)
  • Very stable floor and recommend for over radiant heat and homes near water.
  • Very versatile in design, however more common in modern homes.
  • Typically offered in Clear Grade, but available in natural & select.
  • Stains well to achieve a wide variety of color.
  • Tight growth rings due to Northern Appalachian lumber.
  • Consider Rift Only Red Oak – It’s less expensive and more available.
White Oak Rift Only - hickmanwoods
White Oak Quartered Only Characteristics

White Oak – 100% Quarter Sawn Characteristics

  • Medullary rays throughout every board.
  • Classic floor—used in homes built late 1800s.  
  • 100% Quartered Only in widths 2 ¼” – 12” – NOFMA only requires 50%
  • Narrow Quartered is VERY difficult to accumulate as a result of where rift comes from in the tree.
  • Very stable floor and recommend for over radiant heat and homes near water.
  • Extremely versatile in design.
  • Stains well to achieve a wide variety of color.
  • Tight growth rings due to Northern Appalachian lumber.

Homes and furniture built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, used quarter sawn wood because of its beauty and dimensional stability.   White Oak was especially common due to the spectacular medullary rays displayed in the quarter sawn.

White Oak – Rift or Quarter Sawn Specifications

  • Certification: 100% FSC Certified
  • Availability: Solid & Engineered
  • Source: Western PA, Northern Appalachian White Oak
  • Cut: 100% Rift Only or 100% Quartered Only
  • Grade: Clear, Select, & Natural
  • Styles: Strip, Herringbone, Chevron, Random Width, Wide Plank
  • Edge: Square Edge, Micro bevel, hand crafted edge
  • Milling: Tongue & Groove & End Matched
  • Surface: Unfinished, hand scraped, wire brush, circle sawn
  • Janka Scale: 1360
  SOLID ENGINEERED
Thickness:
3/4″
5/8″ or 3/4″
Rift Only Width:
2 1/4″ – 5″
4″ – 5″
Quartered Only Width:
2 1/4″ – 12″
4″ – 12″
Lengths:
1′ – 7′ & 7′ – 12′
2′ – 10′ & 2′ – 12′
Construction:
Solid
4mm or 6mm wear layer
White Oak - Rift - Clear - 4 inch

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