|This is a very simple project, a medium sized sitting
bench. It's about 12" wide, 19" tall, and 40" long. It is built
in a Shaker style out of construction grade pine.
Although it is not apparent in this small image, the grain pattern is all rift-sawn. Since this is not how the average 2x10 construction grade lumber is sawn I achieve it artificially. A brief explanation of the process is to take 2x10 or 2x12 yellow pine construction lumber and rip it into strips a little thicker than the intended final board thickness. These strips are then rotated from the original cut direction 90 degrees and glued together. After the glue has cured for a long time, the lumber is processed normally using jointer and planer to the desired thickness.
This technique although time consuming produces wide quatersawn / riftsawn grain patterns in inexpensive pine boards free of knots and other defects in any thickness desired.