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Quartersawn Red Oak and Baltic Birch 12" x 20" Hardwood Cradled Substrate

Quartersawn Red Oak and Baltic Birch 12" x 20" Hardwood Cradled Substrate

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This stunning one-of-a-kind quartersawn Red Oak and Baltic Birch Hardwood cradled substrate will create a superb start to your next commission or passion project. You will love the unusual reddish flame appearance of this unique piece. Only Mother Nature could grow a tree that boasts such amazing flecks and flames that only show when the log is quartersawn. The mirror like glossy appearance of the cradle brings out amazing movement and interest in the wood. Each side of this piece has its own unique texture and provides wonderful depth and balance. Horizonal light honey brown descending strips mix with dark rich brown vertical straight grain patterns. This one has WOW factor or sure! No two boards are ever exactly the same making this a truly one-of-a-kind.

This individually numbered substrate (SAS24) arrives to you ready to go out of the box.  This cradle has been pre-sealed top, bottom and sides, next 4 coats of white hard-sandable gesso were applied to the sealed Birch top and hand sanded between coats.  This step creates a nice hard flat surface to create on. Lastly, 4 coats of Marine grade varnish (which helps with UV protection) were applied to the hardwood to seal, protect and finish the wood. The only step you need to do is tape off the Red Oak sides with high quality painter tape and you are ready to create. This is such a new and exciting way to showcase your next fine art project, resin project or whatever you can dream up!  

All of our substrates are hand crafted, Heirloom quality and will last for generations to come. Unlike the warped, unlevel, low quality wooden cradles you find in craft stores and on-line, this cradle weighs in at an impressive 4 lb 1.6 oz and measures a true 20" x 11 7/8". The gallery profile depth is 1 3/4" which include the 1/4" Baltic birch top. The cradle is braced extra well on the back using six 7/8" thick Basswood including corner braces*.  Every substrate arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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A little bit about Red Oak.  Its scientific name is Quercus rubra and is native to NE United States and SE Canada. When Red Oak is quarter-sawn, it is highly desirable due to its prominent red fleck grain pattern. Quartersawn Red Oak is arguably the most popular hardwood in the US.  This is due to is being widely available but only moderately priced plus the wood has nice workability properties. This handsome strong wood is used mainly for cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring and veneer.

*Please be sure to read our Wood Disclaimer in the link at bottom of the home page 

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