Definition of cross-grain in English:


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  • Running across the regular grain in timber: cross-grain swelling
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    • How about a rabbet with a rabbeted cleat pinned underneath with dowels (in elongated holes, to allow seasonal cross-grain dimension change)?
    • To prevent cross-grain cracking, follow the paint manufacturer's recommendations for spreading rates.

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