The ends of wood when you cut them

I have no idea how to put this in an understandable form, but I'm trying :)

So, I'm making a wood order from abroad in English, and I have a small problem.

When you cut planks of wood, the ends which are cut are not smooth, but there are kind of like small wood toothpick- like thingies sticking out.. So my question is, what is it called in English?

How do I put it in the letter that I want the ends to be "smooth and pick-free"?


Most Helpful Guy

  • "Splinters"?

    • Ahh yeah of course! Thank you :)

Have an opinion?

What Guys Said 3

  • I don't know what type of saw you're using but I bet the blade is too coarse. Use something with a finer blade and you'll get a smoother cut.

  • The other answers are good. You could also of course cut and sand it yourself. In that case you want to order the pieces a tad longer than you actually need though.

  • "Please sand the edges of the wood down and remove the splinters"

    You need to sand the wood where it's cut to remove the splinters and make it smoother.


What Girls Said 0

Be the first girl to share an opinion
and earn 1 more Xper point!