For the bar showh here, I supplied only the top and the brass foot rail. The customer
already had the base. The distinctive grain pattern in the top, which some people refer
to as "tiger oak", is a result of the lumber being quartersawn. Boards
cut in this manner have the growth rings of the tree nearly perpendicular to the face of
the board. This exposes specific cellular structures within the tree at an angle where they
reflect light differently, yielding the pronounced effect that you see here.
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