diffuse porous page


NOTE: unless otherwise specifically stated, all of the images shown on this
page are of 1/4" square end grain cross sections shown at 12X with the top
of the image towards the bark and the bottom towards the pith so that
earlywood is towards the bottom of the growth rings and latewood is towards the top

general characteristics of maple end grain

NOTE: box elder, which is really a maple, is on the page of diffuse porous domestic woods because it is not normally CALLED maple, even though it is.

















Acer spicatum --- I note that in all of these the rays are pretty much invisible at 10X