There are four kinds of cut:
With the quartersawn you get less cuts, but of higher quality. All tables cut with these methods are symmetrical and the closer the cuts are to the radial direction, the less likely they will twist.
The tangential cut is more popular for its extremely convenient production costs. The tables obtained with this cut look very different one another the further you cut from the centre, therefore they have various aspects and qualities.
The blanked cut is obtained by cutting the trunk or a wooden block horizontally. The sheets or veneer are normally between 0.5 and 3.5 mm thick.
The rotary cut is carried out rotating the trunk on its longitudinal axis, giving a non-defined structure as a result. Its sheets are between 0.8 and 3.5 mm thick.