Hardwood Industries, Inc. www.hardwoodind.com 8 Sheet Stock Hardwood Industries, Inc. hardwoodind.com Quarter A quarter log is mounted so the slicing knife cuts across the growth rings close to a right angle. The overall result is a narrow, straight grain appearance. This is a popular veneer cutting method for red and white oak as it produces a ray flake pattern. Rift Producing similar effects to quarter slicing, rift cutting produces a narrow, straight tight, grain and is generally used only with red and white oak. This process, although costlier due to lower yields, provides a more uniform appearance and minimizes the ray flake pattern in white or red oak. VENEER CUTS Copyright© illustration permission courtesy of the Architectural Woodwork Institute, 46179 Westlake Drive, Suite 120 Potomac Falls, VA 20165 www.awinet.org