roe figure

roe figure

A type of grain in wood; esp. found in tropical woods with a spiral grain which have been quarter-sawn.
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It has a medium to coarse texture and a straight to interlocked grain, which can yield a striped or roe figure. The wood finishes well and has a lustrous quality.
Some of the very attractive figures found include: pommele sapele with its dappled and blistered figure, bee's wings and a roe figure - all visible when quarter cut.
Incorrect ROA and ROE figures appeared in a list of banks in the Oct.