Distinctive markings on the surface of the wood provide wood a unique appearance. These markings may occur naturally due to common deviation in the structure of the tree or as rare exceptions.
A figure on wood, usually maple and a few other species. Numerous small circular shapes resembling a bird’s eye. The figuring is most common on plain sawn timber.
A decorative wood figure caused by wavy grain. Quite rare and sought after for tabletops, especially slab top tables. Fiddle back veneer is often used for musical instruments.
A ribbon of gum between growth rings. Displayed as a discontinuity in the woods grain.
A cavity that contains, or contained resinous gum.
These show us where the tree was exposed to drought, fire, wind and flood.
A part of the tree where a branch has been overgrown by the tree and incorporated into its trunk.
A ribbon like figure caused by the strands of cells, which extend across the grain in quarter-sawn timber.
Small bud formations in the tree trunks, caused by virus or insect infestation.The wood tissue is distorted.