Live Sawn – Natural White Oak Flooring


Plank length range
4 to 10+ feet
Average plank length
7+ feet
3/4 inch
Milled profile
Tongue and groove all four sides. Unfinished floor planks have a square edge profile. Prefinished floor planks have a microbevel on the long edges.
Live sawn natural grade has some natural cavities and character – fill with wood putty before finishing for a perfectly smooth floor.
Lead time
4 to 6 weeks for most orders. Additional 2-3 weeks for prefinished orders.
Avaiable unfinished or prefinished. Contact us for custom prefinish options and pricing.
Widths available in this grade
3 to 12 inches

About Our Live Sawn White Oak Flooring

Here in New England, Northern White Oaks have a tendency for epicormic branching, which leaves a legacy of knots in the grain of the wood.  We created our live sawn white oak natural grade flooring to highlight these character marks.

The live sawn cut saws directly through the log, and the log is sliced all the way through without being turned. This results in boards with a lively variety of grain from quarter sawn to rift sawn to plain sawn, and this cut makes a floor that is very stable. Sometimes the live sawn cut of white oak flooring is referred to as “European center cut oak” or “French oak” because this method is an old world style of sawing that maximizes the use of the log. Whether you want to call it French oak flooring, European oak flooring, center cut oak flooring, or live sawn oak flooring, this cut celebrates the character and personality of the individual trees used.

Learn more about the live sawn cut of White Oak at our blog.

See our live sawn White Oak at Frye Boot stores.