Quarter-sawn wood can be recognized by its unique ray flake grain. To create quarter-sawn wood, the log is first quartered and then cut perpendicular to the growth rings. This results in a very straight, fine-grained surface with interesting ray flakes.
Quarter-sawn furniture was quite common years ago when craftsmen were primarily concerned about quality and durability. Morris Chair Shop is proud to offer you the same beauty, durability, and distinction even today.
To make the most of that distinction, we use quad-linear posts for the legs of our upholstered mission furniture. Usually, a leg post is created from a 3”x3” board. But with that approach, only two sides of the leg display the uniqueness of the ray flake grain. To overcome this obstacle, we cut four triangular pieces from our quarter-sawn wood and then glue them together, producing a leg of incredible strength, but more importantly, a leg that displays the beauty of the ray flake grain on all four sides.