I recently picked up some very special lumber. I have plans to build our dining room table later in the year and I made the decision that this is the last table I'll ever own. I believe in making furniture that will outlast me and hopefully become heirlooms.
To that end I searched high and low before I finally found Logs to Lumber. I've been casually looking for something special for about 6 months so when I found this set of 6 quarter sawn and book matched walnut boards I bought it immediately.
Being book matched means that they were milled from the log sequentially and will open like a book to match each face. This allows for a larger and more seamless appearance.
Quarter sawing is a method by which the boards are sawn from the log with the annual rings mostly perpendicular to the faces. Quarter sawing yields boards with straight striped grain lines and greater stability than flatsawn wood - just what I want in a table.
Nerdy wood speak aside this is pretty rare to find anymore and very special. With the recent fad of "slab" furniture (which I eagerly await the demise of) it's very exciting to find a sawyer with this level of talent and pride in his craft.
Thanks for checking in.