Figure Figure natural movement in the wood that creates an attractive pattern.
Grain Grain runs along the length of timber end grain across the end can be close grained and dense like maple or open grained and light like mahogany
Kiln Dried Freshly cut timber dried in a kiln to remove the majority of its moisture content. This creates stability and wood is less prone to swelling or reduction. A must in hardwood cabinetry.
Quarter sawn
Slab sawn

The cabinetmakers choice of cut.

Ray Figure Appears mainly in quarter sawn timber. A stripping effect across the grain in Maple and sycamore. Golden flecks in oak.
Spalting Dark lines and swirls. Very decorative. In woods such as Beech


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