Quantcast
  • We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

Medullary rays In Other Species Besides Oak?

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

pollys13

Established Member
Joined
19 Apr 2009
Messages
1,173
Reaction score
0
Location
Swindon
I Googled but can't find any information, except medullary rays, mostly Oak quarter sawn. Which other species of quarter sawn timber produce medullary rays?
Thanks.
 

Beau

Established Member
Joined
23 Mar 2015
Messages
1,877
Reaction score
10
Location
Devon
Think I have seen it it hornbeam as well
 

pollys13

Established Member
Joined
19 Apr 2009
Messages
1,173
Reaction score
0
Location
Swindon
OK thanks people, in case I can't find any examples of these timbers. Anyone know where I could find some?
 

scooby

Established Member
Joined
23 Mar 2006
Messages
527
Reaction score
5
Location
Greater Manchester
If you're after small pieces you could always try spindle blanks. I've bought quite a bit of things from Stiles and Bates, always good service.
For bigger pieces, I've heard surrey timber is good and does courier delivery if you dont live near there. Ill be shopping there soon, as they have some really nice stuff.
 

Trevanion

Greatest Of All Time
Joined
29 Jul 2018
Messages
3,775
Reaction score
567
Location
Pembrokeshire
All timbers have medullary rays, it's just some like Oak are a lot more pronounced. The classic sapele veneered doors of the 70's usually had the quartersawn grain showing the fine medullary rays.

The best timber I've seen for it was some Bog Oak which had been quartersawn, the rays themselves were silvery in colour compared to the pitch black colour of the rest of the oak. Absolutely outstanding.
 

marcros

Established Member
Joined
11 Feb 2011
Messages
10,826
Reaction score
533
Location
Leeds
Pen blanks are normally good value for sample pieces.
 
Top