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flat-grained wood

Lumber that has been sawn parallel to the pith and approximately tangent to the growth rings. Lumber is considered flat grained when the annual growth rings make an angle of less than 45 degrees with the surface of the piece.
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  • flat-grained lumber
  • flat-sawn wood
  • side-grained wood
  • plain-sawn wood
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