grain slope

grain slope

The angle of grain in a piece of lumber relative to a line parallel to its length. The angle for structural timber (as for beams) is restricted to a slant of 1 part in 8.
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While they found reductions in strength with increasing grain slope, the reductions were less than those assumed for static strength in ASTM D 245 (ASTM 2000).
The wood grain slopes down from the pivot point to a low wrist and features a checkered face for a non-slip surface.