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[ruhf-sawn] /ˈrʌfˈsɔn/
(of wood) used as originally cut, without smoothing or sanding:
shingles of rough-sawn cedar.
Origin of rough-sawn
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • Its pews, made from rough-sawn planks without end panels, are less refined than the modem pews on the first floor.
  • To the left, a projecting bay of rough-sawn wood has three multi-light windows.

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