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 GRADE
 AAA
Color & Matching
Sapwood No No
Heartwood Yes Yes
Color Streaks Slight Slight
Color Variation Slight Slight
Sharp Color Contrasts at Joint Yes if Slip Matched Yes if Slip Matched
Matching
Book Matched Yes Yes
Slip Matched Specify Specify
Flitch Width 5″ 4″
Natural Characteristics
Small Burls/Pin Knots 1 per 4 sq ft 1 per 1⅓ sq ft
Burls Size ¼″ ⅜″
Conspicuous Pin Knots
    Avg Number 1 per 5 sq ft 1 per 2 sq ft
    Size - Dark Part ⅛″ ⅛″
    Size - Total ¼″ ¼″
Mineral Streaks Slight Slight
Bark Pockets No No
Worm Tracks No No
Vine Marks Slight Occasional
Cross Bars Slight Occasional
Manufacturing Characteristics
Rough Cut No No
Hairline Splits 2 1/32″ x 3″ 2 1/16″ x 6″
Blending Repairs Very Small Small
Special Characteristics
Gum Spots - Occasional gum spots permitted in Cherry