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 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 become patterns that can be used to give character to a woodworking project.

Going back to the , what can those 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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