diagonal grain

diagonal grain

A defect in lumber, usually the result of careless sawing, in which the wood grain is at an angle to the long dimension.
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Hence, trees harvested in plantations tend to have higher proportions of sapwood and juvenile wood, more diagonal grain, a higher growth rate, a larger number of knots, and a more variable slope of grain.