(of wood) used as originally cut, without smoothing or sanding: shingles of rough-sawn cedar.

1885–90 Unabridged
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Interior finishes for guest rooms on the upper stories are rough-sawn paneling
  on walls and ceiling.
The overlay is embossed during the manufacturing process with a smooth or
  simulated rough-sawn cedar texture.
Rough-sawn timbers are splintery, and some species of wood are more prone to
  splinter than others.
Nominal sizing refers to the rough-sawn, initial cut size of the timber, before
  any drying or finishing.
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