What are these lines in oak

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Forum topic by Golfisher posted 02-19-2020 03:31 AM 329 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2020 03:31 AM

Making my first bandsaw box. Have put 3 coats of Danish oil finish. What are the white lines that show up in the pic?



-- Golfisher, NY

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#1 posted 02-19-2020 03:59 AM

The white line are the medullarely rays which are what cause the flecks in QS oak. Hope that helps

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#2 posted 02-19-2020 05:22 AM

+1 Medullary rays:

This hardwood anatomy information might help:

This is also helpful information when selecting wood for a project:


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