Quartersawing, illustrated

Diagrams and instructions for quartersawing all sizes of logs. May 9, 2001

by Professor Gene Wengert

Quartersawing Hardwoods -- Logs Under 20" Dia.

Step 1. Slab lightly.
Step 2. Split log in half.
Step 3. Saw lumber until the center is reached.
Step 4. Saw lumber from the opposite side.
Step 5. Saw remaining piece.

Quartersawing 20" and Larger Logs

Step 1. Slab heavy on one face.
Step 2. Saw wide quartersawn lumber.
Step 3. Saw narrow quartersawn lumber (width determined by slab size).
Step 4. Saw triangle pieces.