Grain Direction in Arch


What is the accepted(best?) way of orienting grain in an arch? Should the grain run from the bottom corner to the center i.e
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Any rules of thumb ?
Strength isn't an issue, it's actually just a decorative piece that will be the bow on a bed shaped like a boat, the arch will be made from walnut with a floating panel of teak and holly inserted into it.
Thanks in advance.
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If it isn't going to be under stress, it becomes an esthetic question: what looks best? It is common to alternate arch directions on a piece that is glued up. But if it isn't wide, you can do it however you want. Isn't that great?
Steve

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I like it :)
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