Rift Sawn White Oak lumber has straight tight grain with heartwood that is a light to medium brown and frequently with an olive cast. The wood's sapwood is nearly white to light brown and not always greatly demarcated from the heartwood. The primary uses for White Oak are cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, boatbuilding, barrels, and veneer.
Similar to quarter sawn lumber, rift sawn white oak lumber is also described as radial grain. This cut creates the most stable boards. It is also the most wasteful to produce. To produce rift sawn boards the logs are cut radially perpendicular to the growth rings of the tree.
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