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There are three ways in which lumber is typically cut from logs: quarter sawn, rift sawn, or plain sawn. Each type of way that the lumber is cut depends on how the log is oriented and cut at the sawmill. The result is a particular orientation of the growth rings on the end grain of the board and is what ultimately defines the type of lumber that is produced. The type of cut will also determine the figure in a piece of wood and the wood’s mechanical properties, which is why it’s important to be informed regarding the type of...

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