Quartersawn oak has some of the same qualities as regular oak, but it adds a few things. When oak is quartersawn cut, it exposes beautiful internal rays and flecks. These extra aspects, when made from certain types of oak, such as red and white oak, create almost a three dimensional look, making furniture pieces and cabinetry appear very dramatic. Quartersawn oak has a straight, tight grain that runs the full length of the board. This wood does not warp, cup, or twist very much, if at all. Other great qualities of quartersawn oak are that fluids do not penetrate it easily and it holds finishes better.