- P.S. (Plain Sliced) / (F.S. – Flat Sawn) – The log is cut in half, slicing is done parallel to a line through the center of the log opposite the heart, generating a variant
- R.C.(Rotary Cut) – The cut follows the log’s annular growth rings; veneer is exceptionally wide, yields variegated grain. This cut is generally available in a spliced or in a whole piece face, AKA one piece face.
- Q.S. (Quarter Sawn) – The log is quartered, slicing is done with the growth rings striking the knife at 90% angle, leaving you a series of stripes and in some species fleck.
- R.S. (Rift Sawn) – The log has been quartered, slicing is done with the growth rings striking the knife slightly off a 90% angle, producing a straight or comb like grain minimizing fleck.