What is Wood Grain – Part 2

In our first Blog, “What is Wood Grain’’, (May 12, 2016), we learned that one way the term “wood grain” can be used is to describe the density of the wood as it relates to structural properties of dimension lumber.  We learned that the closer together the annual rings are, and the higher the percentage of summerwood, the greater the density and the greater the strength of the wood. Higher wood density is a grading rule requirement for certain higher grades of Southern Yellow Pine Dimension Lumber, whereas low-density pieces may have to be segregated into lower grades of dimension lumber.

Now let’s look at some other ways that the words “wood grain” are used to describe several other characteristics of wood.

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