silver grain


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silver grain

The grain of quartersawn wood showing conspicuous shiny flecks or figures; particularly noticeable in oak, beech, bird’s-eye maple, and sycamore.
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The room has been painted a pale grey above the silver grain of quarter-sawn oak floorboards and provides a neutral background for Jiricna's minimalist intrusions.
Pair with the Vasilis dining table in high gloss black marble with a silver grain finish for a contemporary look.
But if the image is blown up too large--without increasing the number of silver grains that compose the image--it becomes distorted.
A similar effect has been seen in gold-plated silver grains, he says, where the gold forms a layer that protects the silver from melting.