Quarter Sawn vs Flat Sawn

Sample of flat-cut mapleLook at this sample of wood. Based on the grain, was this wood likely cut as flat sawn or quarter sawn?

Wood Preservation

What is the most significant issue to cause deterioration of wood?

Hardwoods vs Softwoods

The principle difference between hardwoods and softwoods is the hardness of the wood, as determined by the Janka Hardness Test.