For a NG in which helpful advice is usually given freely, you folks have
really dropped the ball on this one.
Out of 17 responses, there are 5 for left to right, one for right to
left (Vasquez), one for either way (McClure), a few for diagonal
and none for front to back.
Stoutman is now going to be more confused than when he first asked the
The obvious answer is to cover the table top with a cheap plastic
laminate, preferably some garish Wilsonart color like Pumpkin Harvest,
and never worry about looking at wood grain ever again.
Go for it, Stoutman, you'll never regret it.
Sheesh! *NOW* I know how to respond. The answer to "What direction should
the grain run?" depends on the grain.
Wheat is best running west to east.
Barley is best running east to west.
Oats look best running north to south.
Corn appears best going south to north.
Sorghum's preferred orientation is right to left.
For millet, it's left to right.
Rice, back to front.
and rye, front to back.
*UNLESS* you're running a circular irrigation system, that is.
In which case _all_ are best "from the center out".
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