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What is Plain Sawn?



What is plain sawn?

Plain sawn is a milling or cutting method where boards are obtained by making the first cut down the length of the log and the remaining cuts made parallel to the first. Plain sawing is the most common method of sawing hardwoods, most wood flooring is cut this way. This method is the most economical because it provides the widest boards and results in the least amount of waste. Plain sawn boards are not recommended for radiant heat installations or application where the flooring may experience elevated moisture.

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