Terms of the Trade: What Is Wood Grain? Terms of the Trade: What Is Wood Grain?

The simple definition of wood grain is the texture of the wood, produced by its fibers, as seen when it's cut. Trees can produce wood in multiple different grain patterns, including straight, spiral, and wavy. Identifying the direction of the grain in lumber will work in your favor when doing things like cutting and sanding the wood.

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