Twisted grain | Article about twisted grain by The Free Dictionary
interlocked grain, twisted grain
Wood in which the fibers are angled in different directions every few annual rings; produces ribbon-stripe grain when quartersawn.
References in periodicals archive
Elm has twisted grain
and it is difficult to split by hand.
(See picture 2) Sometimes a chunk has such a twisted grain
due to limbs you may need a second wedge to finish.
Woodland areas such as that of his native Belmont, N.Y., often have an abundance of "junk" timber that has little commercial value because of its small diameter, twisted grain
or other imperfections.