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Design Definitions: Plain Sawn, Quarter Sawn and Rift Sawn

Posted on March 23, 2017

Quarter Sawn, rift sawn and plain sawn are technical terms to describe how the tree trunk is cut. These three options are common when selecting cabinetry and flooring for your home remodel. Here is a breakdown of each method and their results, including how wood grains appear on surfaces. Plain Sawn – Also known as… more

Wooden Kitchen Countertops Pros and Cons

Posted on April 3, 2013

Wooden countertops for kitchen design are a fantastic option to create a focal point in a kitchen, however, like other natural countertops require maintenance.  “In order to keep the countertop from drying out and avoid bacteria build up, wood tops need to be regularly cleaned and oiled,” says Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant. “The other element to… more