(Of wood, stone, or other material) having tightly packed fibers, crystals, or other structural elements.
- Carya illinoensis has close-grained, hard wood that is pale reddish-brown with occasional dark streaks.
- The best wooden boards are thick, heavy, and stable and made from close-grained hardwoods like maple - but they're also rather expensive.
- Beech and particularly the close-grained sycamore seem to have been the most usual choices for painted boxes and other small objects.
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