Skill Builder Sometimes Paying A Little Extra Attention To The Grain Patterns In Wood Can Bring Your Furniture To The Next Level
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Harmonious Grain Lead photo illustration by Ray Pilon and James Provost Woodworkers often learn a considerable amount about the technical skills of woodworking without considering, or being taught to use, the fundamental material - wood - in a sensitive manner.
Just as someone lays out clothes on the bed looking for an attractive combination, we too should consider what woods are complementary and how to best use the colour, texture, and grain patterns of the wood to complement the form of our work.
This article focuses on the harmonious use of grain.We will explore how to best use the grain from each plank, to visually support the form of each component in a piece of furniture.To the untrained eye, a piece of furniture constructed without consideration of grain direction causes a level of discomfort.
The piece looks odd, awkward and unnatural.Proper grain orientation makes a dramatic difference in the visual appeal of a piece, creating calmness that we refer to as harmony.We use three types of grain in woodworking.
Flatsawn wood is created by cutting planks from the tangent of the annual rings of the tree.In board form, we note by viewing the end of the plank that...