Mark/stain on wood grain

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Mark/stain on wood grain

Post by Dan.dan975 » Mon May 25, 2020 11:41 am

Good morning everyone, just after a bit of advice/information. I have a piece of ash board which I am just about to start finishing, but have noticed a mark running through the grain which will detract from the final finish.

I have had a good look online to try and identify what it may be, but am none the wiser. I initially thought it may be where the wood has not dried enough? But now I’m thinking it may just be a natural mark. The staining/mark shows on the other side of the board too (it’s about 20mm thick).
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Can anyone identify what it may be, if I can do anything to remove it, or if it’s here stay?!

Any help is much appreciated!

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Re: Mark/stain on wood grain

Post by jfc » Tue May 26, 2020 9:03 pm

Looks like stick marks where the boards have been stacked to dry .

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Re: Mark/stain on wood grain

Post by woodsmith » Wed May 27, 2020 7:43 am

Stick marks can go quite deep into the timber so can be difficult to remove without planing a lot of wood away.

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