Grain slope | Article about grain slope by The Free Dictionary
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).
A steep grain slope
could cause the end of the joist to shear completely off, causing the floor system to fail.
The wood grain slopes
down from the pivot point to a low wrist and features a checkered face for a non-slip surface.