What makes wood beautiful
Texture to feel
When wood is said to be "coarse" grained or "fine" grained, it's a reference to its texture. And a wood's texture depends on the relative size and variation of size in its cells and the width and abundance of its rays. You actually can feel the difference between fine-textured wood with small cells and thin rays and coarse-textured wood with wide vessels and broad rays. Red oak, for example, rates as coarse-textured, while hard maple is fine-textured. Walnut, however, is moderately coarse-textured, while holly is very fine-textured.
Texture is only sensory. A wood's texture has little to do with how it saws or machines.
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