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Visual Guide to Figured Wood, figured,wood,grains,information,free,articles,
Visual Guide to Figured Wood

Figured wood has been prized by carpenters and cabinetmakers since we started building furniture for aesthetic as well as practical purposes. Wood figure results from the way cells are arranged and fibers are oriented, as the tree adds growth layers...
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Composing a Tabletop

The tabletop is the first thing people see when they admire a table you have made. If you take the time to study the wood and cut your boards with care, you will be able to compose them into an elegant arrangement....
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information woodworking resource from WoodworkingTips - woodworking grains wood selection information free Buying Hardwoods 
For the preliminary round, each piece is quickly judged for color, grain, and lack of warp. The best of these are set aside as semi finalists. Then the semi finalists are looked over carefully. Each piece is scrutinized for sapwood, knots, stains, checks, snipe, and chipout. This helps bring the board count down even further. Finally, we make our final selections based on color match and grain pattern.
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information woodworking resource from American Woodworker - wood,grains,patterns,free information,tips,articles,techniques Composing a Tabletop 
The tabletop is the first thing people see when they admire a table you have made. If you take the time to study the wood and cut your boards with care, you will be able to compose them into an elegant arrangement.
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information woodworking resource from WoodworkingTips - choosing lumber grain free tips information Lumber Grain 
The straightest grain comes from logs that are quartersawn. Here, the growth rings will be 60 degrees to 90 degrees to the face of the board.
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information woodworking resource from WoodworkingTips - lumber grains wood tips free information Lumber Grain, Part 1 
I thought I had take some time here to review the types of lumber, flat sawn, riftsawn, and quartersawn. What do the names mean, and how do you tell them apart, and why should you care?
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information woodworking resource from WoodworkingTips - information tips free lumber grains Lumber Grain, Part 2 
Today, lets look at riftsawn lumber. When I am looking for more attractive boards than flatsawn, I look for riftsawn.
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information woodworking resource from WoodworkingTips - joints glueing matching end grains lumber woodworking Matching Grain is worth the effort 
A bad match can be really distracting, as you can see in the photo, below left. But by carefully matching the grain, the glue joints practically disappear. This gives the entire project a more professional look.
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information woodworking resource from American Woodworker - figured,wood,grains,information,free,articles, Visual Guide to Figured Wood 
Figured wood has been prized by carpenters and cabinetmakers since we started building furniture for aesthetic as well as practical purposes. Wood figure results from the way cells are arranged and fibers are oriented, as the tree adds growth layers each year.
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Lumber Grain, Part 1

I thought I had take some time here to review the types of lumber, flat sawn, riftsawn, and quartersawn. What do the names mean, and how do you tell them apart, and why should you care? ...
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