Half rift or noble rift?
The sawing decides
The way how wood is cut has a major impact on the quality of the final product. Decisive here is how the rings run in the final product and if the pith, which is the interior of the round wood, is processed or whether this interior is discarded. Since wood by nature doesn't have a constant hardness throughout and changes in the shape, different types of cuts are used in the processing, depending on the final product. This is more expensive, but allows to obtain final products with the best possible quality. The innermost part of the wood, the pith is not or not very suitable for certain end products since it consists mainly of soft tissue. Therefore, depending on the use of the wood, the heart is cut in halves or even completely cut out. The name rift or half rift is used for a sawing process applied for a particular quality of planks, which is suitable for very specific requirements.
Qualities and characteristics
On rift planks the annual rings approximately angle the plank surface at 60-90°. Thus, a high dimensional stability is reached, i.e., the board does not bend. Naturally, the yield of such planks per strain is low, which is reflected in the price. Once very high demands are made on wood products, these costs are worthwhile. On half rift planks the annual rings are angled at about 30-60 ° to the board surface. The dimensional stability is high and sufficient for many applications. The yield per strain is also not very high and this is reflected in the costs. Rifts have a greater surface hardness, a lower fading rate and a better stamina than side planks produced in curl cut.
Half rift or noble rift
We use only the highest quality wood for our products. For a very special and custom wood selection you have the choice to order your product with the "noble rift" option.