Quarter sawn French Oak is chosen for its durability as well as its elegant appearance.


One very import process in converting a log into boards is the process that is used at the mill. When timber is cut from a log, it is typically cut in one of three ways: quarter sawn, rift sawn or plain sawn. Each type of timber is dependent on how the log is rotated and cut at the sawmill, the result becomes visualised in the direction of the growth rings on the end grain of the board and is what defines the type of timber.

Different types of cuts produce a different figure in the face of the board and the mechanical properties of each board are then determined. This is a very important process for ArrowSun because quarter sawn boards are what makes WildOak flooring very attractive in appearance and stable.

Timber is Hydgroscopic in nature which means it will absorb and shed moisture through the entirety of its life. The process can result in the floor expanding or contracting, this is why we choose to use quarter sawn material due to its greater stability in WildOak.

Quarter sawing is a more expensive and intensive process where the growth rings intersect the face of the board at 60 to 90 degree angle.


All hardwoods cut this way score a higher result on the Janka hardness scale, which is a measure of the woods species resistant to dinting and wear. As a result, an architect or designer can be assured of the extended surface life using quarter sawn timber.