Trend Study: An Update on Quarter-Sawn Oak

Quarter-Sawn Oak became popular in in the early 20th Century as part of the Arts & Crafts movement.  The method in which the log is cut gives Quarter-Sawn Oak its distinctive appearance. Striped grain lines, with rays and flecks in the graining make this species easily identifiable.  Typically seen on Craftsman style doors, finished in colors that allowed the beauty of the wood to stand out, the Quarter-Sawn Oak pieces created in the early 20th Century are highly prized today.

A classic Craftsman styled Quarter-Sawn Oak kitchen design with Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Fast forward to the 21st Century and look at the beautiful way Quarter-Sawn Oak can be used in today’s designs.  The Sonoma door style, shown in Quarter-Sawn Oak is a variation of a classic Craftsman style door.  Sonoma is comprised of strong design elements, which include wide rails and stiles, a three-piece slab drawer front and a horizontal center panel.  Apply a warm, light brown toned finish such as Dura Supreme’s Cashew stain to the Quarter-Sawn Oak and another layer of interest is created.  The Cashew finish falls in a palette of warm neutrals, perfect for today’s clean modern designs. 

Sonoma door style in Quarter-Sawn Oak with a light gray stained finish from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

The kitchen featured below is another example of Quarter-Sawn Oak in Cashew showcasing the Moda door style. Paired with a painted black island the combination creates an instant classic.

Light gray stained Quarter-Sawn Rep Oak cabients with a black painted kitchen island from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

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