Can the educated ones assist here please? Is it "quartersawn" or
"quarter-sawn" or "quarter sawn"? I assume that answer applies to
And when I refer to Mahogany or Poplar or White Oak, they should be
Actually, in zoology and botany, genera are capitalized, and species are not,
as in Acer saccharum or Homo sapiens. Common names are never capitalized, as
in sugar maple and human being, respectively.
Maybe you should've consulted it before posting. :-) *My* dictionary shows
another 'e' in quartersawed.
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Actually did and what you say is exactly what I read. Could have been having a
Senior moment when I was typing. Come pretty often :)
Mike in Arkansas who has a dictionary, reads it, but somehow manages to still
get it wrong.
A Typical Lumber Order:
175 BF 4/4 FAS QS WO RWL S4S SP 13/16.
One Hundred and Seventy Five Board Feet (A Volume Measurement Equal To
144 Cubic Inches Of Unsurfaced Material) of Material That Is One Inch
Thick Prior To Surfacing and is to be of the Firsts And Seconds Grade
(See NHWA specs) and is to be Quartersawn White Oak (See allowed
species for possible inclusions beyond that intended), in Random
Widths and Lengths (Within the parameters of the FAS spec), Surfaced
on Four Sides (See specs for allowable methods of surfacing), and
Thicknessed By Skip Planing (A method of taking material that is
allegedly thick enough to produce the final desired thickness and
stopping the thicknesser when it is set at 13/16", disregarding the
fact that there might be some pieces in there that are thinner than
that)(See NHWA Specs) to no greater than 13/16 of an inch.
BTW - most lumberyard guys don't give a damn about spelling, and many
of them can't count - so you'd better.
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