The wood usually has an interlocked or wavy grain
and can be difficult to work because of the alternately hard and soft nature of the grain.
Because the cut crosses the wavy grain
at a somewhat radial approach, it leaves a repeating pattern of end-grain, flat-grain, end-grain, giving the resulting surface an almost iridescent three-dimensional look that is greatly enhanced with the application of finish materials.
In the former, a knot in the wood provides a beauty spot on the breast of a voluptuous blond, while in the latter, an expanse of wavy grain
echoes the curves of a recumbent brunette's thighs.
Disclosed herein is a new kind of veneer which has the cross grain (such as wavy grain
and interlocked grain) artificially formed on the surface of straight-grained veneer cut by quarter sawing from a species of wood which should yield the cross grain but actually has no cross grain.
Generally, these tables are simple in design, which makes them versatile, but they are hand-crafted of rare and wonderful woods such as jumu or juanghuali, which has a wavy grain
and knots, or zitan, which is dark brown with purple undertones.
Experts recommend a reduced cutting angle when planing interlocked or wavy grain
May have slight dulling effect on cutting edges, especially when wavy grain
Wood is usually straight grained and coarse textured but can have an irregular or wavy grain
Sapele also yields roe and fiddleback figures, as well as a mottled figure when the wood has a wavy grain
However, they also can have a curly or wavy grain
that produces a wonderful pattern.
Burma teak is usually straight grained while other teak will have a wavy grain
It sometimes has a wavy grain
that produces a variety of interesting patterns, including a rare pommele figure.