Sawing Logs to Get Different Grain Patterns

Not every woodworker is going to be sawing logs to get their wood. However, whether or not you saw your own wood, there is still a lot of great information in this video.

Plain Sawn – Boards are cut tangential to the growth rings, so that the rings make angles of less than 45° with the faces of the boards.
Rift Sawn – Boards are about 30-60 degrees to the face of the board, but 45 degrees is the most optimum.
Quarter Sawn – Boards are about 60-90 degrees to the face of the board. These boards are more resistant against warping with changes in moisture.