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What is it? Allegheny White Oak Live Sawn is the result of straight cutting the log from the outside diameter through the heartwood. The boards incorporate the full range of the log’s characteristics resulting in a unique mix of clear and natural grades with grain direction varying from plain sawn to rift & quartered sawn. The wider the plank the more these unique characteristics are all displayed. We can produce up to 12” wide planks with confidence in its stability due to our precise drying techniques. It’s a naturally beautiful floor that’s both cost effective and environmentally friendly.
Mother Nature, along with help from expert Hickman Timber Management foresters, has done an amazing job growing these trees and we do not like to waste it! By including all the natural characteristics of the wood your floor represents the full beauty of the tree. The manner in which live sawn is cut creates less waste as well.
Allegheny Live Sawn brings out a new level of character in the board. We created it as we were working on a way to produce more Rift and Quarter sawn boards with smaller logs. By live sawing we were getting boards that did not fit into either plain sawn or Rift and Quarter sawn, so we made a new style of flooring. In 2004 Denny took these “Live Sawn” samples to the National Wood Flooring Convention to see what the professional dealers and installers thought of them. Needless to say, they loved it.
You’ll love it too! Be sure to view more examples in our Inspiration Gallery under Allegheny Live Sawn. It’s a floor that’s always unique, totally original and naturally beautiful.
Allegheny Live Sawn produces boards with all the natural characteristics of the tree and wastes very little in the process. You not only get a beautifully unique floor…. you get exceptional stability from the mix of rift and quarter sawn wood throughout.
What looks simple enough with straight cuts the whole way through the log is not easily accomplished without our knowledge and experience in the milling and drying process. We’ve taken the time to ensure that the harder heart wood does not become brittle and break apart through the drying or milling process.