Close grain

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Wood with a fine texture due to densely packed, small-diameter cells. Close grain wood has an indistinct grain pattern when cut.

Synonyms and Related Terms

grano fino (Esp.); grão fino (Port.); tessitura fine (It.); close-grain; close grained; fine-grain; dense grain; narrow grain

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • R. Bruce Hoadley, Identifying Wood, The Taunton Press, Newton, CT, 1990

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