LANCASTER, Pa. - Frank Miller Lumber's Criswell Davis will do a presentation on the quartersawing process and how quartersawn lumber kiln dries differently from plain sawn.
Speaking October 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Wood Pro Expo in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Davis is an approved continuing education provider for the American Institute of Architects, lectures at university, and is renowned internationally for extolling the many virtues of sustainable American hardwoods in design. He regularly visits with architectural and design firms, job sites, manufacturers and universities around the world. 
Criswell Davis
"I will also talk about how 'rift' is separated from 'quartered' and how quartersawn lumber is the most stable lumber for cabinets, flooring, millwork and furniture," Davis says. "I will give attendees a context for our present-day sustainable forestry practices and how it is a model for the world. I will talk about carbon sequestration and how American hardwoods are finding a place in 'green' building projects around the world."


How a log gets sliced and diced in quartersawing

This animation describes the process that Frank Miller Lumber uses to produce distinctive wood grain characteristics in quartered and rift lumber. To learn more about the beauty, stability and sustainability of Frank Miller quartersawn hardwoods.

Davis will also include beautiful pictures of quartersawn American hardwoods in applications from around the world. "I will also offer information about correctly specifying American hardwoods to achieve maximum value and beauty in every project," he says. 

Registration for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster registration is $20, including admission to keynote presentations both days, and to the Best in Wood Awards October 19 at 6:00 p.m. Wood Pro Expo individual conference sessions are $45; a Conference Pack for $125 provides admission to all conference sessions both days. Learn more and register at 

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