Wood Grains

What does end grain, edge grain and face grain mean?
If you are unfamiliar with the characteristics of wood, you may have difficulty understanding the concept of end grain, edge or face grain. Here are some explanations that will help you unravel the whole thing.

End Grain

End grain corresponds to the cross-section that shows the growth rings. This cut is perpendicular to the edge-grain. A cutting board or a kitchen island having an END grain construction makes the board very strong and durable and will be more resistant to knife edges. When chopping, the end grain wood fibres absorb the impact of the knife blade.

Edge or Face Grain

The edge-grain corresponds to the length of the wood fibre and is also perpendicular to the growth rings. This lets the veins show through. Its use as a kitchen surface offers the same protection against bacteria as end-grain construction. It’s also a lot cheaper because it takes less time to manufacture. The look can be changed by using the transition between heartwood and sapwood, offering unparalleled colour and contrast.

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Domestic Lumber

Domestic Lumber

We are able to get Maple, Walnut, Red Oak, White Oak, Cherry, Ash, Basswood, Hickory, Alder, Yellow Birch, White Pine and Mahogany.
This lumber comes in various widths and in 4/4 (1″) or 8/4 (2″) thicknesses and 9-10ft lengths

Exotic Lumber

Ck Woodworking is able to get Purple Heart and Padauk
These two species are available in lengths up to 36″ – widths vary

What is Board Footage

Board footage is simply the unit of volume measure of a piece of wood in feet. Large slabs of rough wood, lumber, and exotic woods are usually measured and priced by the board foot, which accounts for the thickness, width, and length of a piece of wood.

Calculate Board Footage using Length in Inches

Board feet can be calculated by multiplying the thickness of a board in inches by the width of the board in inches by the length of the board in inches and then dividing the result by 144.

The formula is thus (thickness × width × length) ÷ 144. Keep all measurements in inches, and then divide by 144.

BDFT = (T” × W” × L”) ÷ 144