Growth Rings and Wood Grain

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Growth RingsWhen you were in elementary science class, you probably learned about how you can count the growth rings on a cross-section of the trunk of a tree to determine the age of the tree. When the tree is cut into lumber, those growth rings become grain patterns that can be used to give character to a woodworking project.

Going back to the growth rings, what can those growth rings tell you about the lumber you’re planning to use in your project? In Growth Rings and Wood Grain, learn a number of interesting facts to consider when selecting lumber for your projects.

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