Grain Orientation… a little bit more…


This morning I dressed some European Wild Cherry and  some European Walnut to make another End Grain Board…

When I saw how the grain was running in one piece of the walnut I thought about how I could give it a little extra oomph….

A bit blurry but you get the idea…the dark part of the walnut get larger as you move from left to right… both top and bottom..

But what if you juxtapose the pieces…

That is… move the isolated pieces one for one…

Next pair of outside pieces ….

Etc… now you have the dark parts increasing in size right to left at the bottom…while the top pieces are increasing from left to right still…. cool hey…

This is still in the dry fit stage… I will post when complete…

Remember you can change how things look just by looking at the grain orientation…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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One Response to Grain Orientation… a little bit more…

  1. Michael Wurm says:

    Great looking board Larry, you ought to get in the business of selling them…..Great tutorial too, thanks, I needed that, more than you know.

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