Close grain

Close grain

Lumber which has narrow and inconspicuous annual rings, producing a fine-grained pattern.
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The French oak, with its close grain, gave the wine a typical spicy aroma and quite a creamy texture.
When you are buying pork, make sure the flesh is pale pink, with close grain and firm to touch.
The wood has a close grain, making it easier to do detail work.
A ZENA SAYS: I'm assuming you want it for long summer evenings outdoors - teak is traditionally used in the garden, where its high oil content and close grain make it resistant to rotting, weathering and warping, so it requires little maintenance.
As with other close grain hardwoods such as oak, this is normal.
Both the Instrument Pipe and the ISO Conversion Fittings are precision machined from ASTM bar stock for straight connectors and from close grain forgings for other shapes, including elbows and tees.
The pump and bearing casing are close grain cast iron construction, the impeller is cast chromium steel and the wearplates are cast chromium iron, all of which contributes to durability Abbott said.
In the carving world, basswood, linden and lime have historically been appreciated for their very close grain and the fact that the wood won't splinter or chip.
Beech is a strong, hard and heavy wood with a close grain that has traditionally been used to make tool handles.
Beech has a close grain and good structure that makes it suitable for turnery, whittling, and carving.
It has a close grain with a texture that is moderately coarse but even.
For example, one plant manufactures bookcases and accessories, another builds seating including upholstery, another produces medium price point office desks, another manufactures conference tables and room accessories, and another produces high quality, close grain furniture.