(of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings.

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close-grained (ˌkləʊsˈɡreɪnd)
(of wood) dense or compact in texture

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Example sentences
The close-grained wood from broad-leaved trees such as oak or maple.
Stuffing box cover shall be made of close-grained cast iron with integral
  stuffing box.
The heavy, close-grained wood is difficult to split and work because of
  interlocking fibers.
The wood is a little heavier and harder than white pine, close-grained, and
  fairly strong.
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