A board can have a varied look depending on how it was cut from the log. I’ve been asked how to cut a log to achieve different grain patterns and what the difference is between plain sawn, rift sawn, and quarter sawn. In this video I go through the basics of each cut of lumber and share my typical thought process as I slab a log.
To start things off, I’ll make the panel which will become the sides and top. While that’s sitting in the clamps, I’ll prep the material