What is the meaning of the furniture term Crotch?

Crotch refers to a specific type of wood grain pattern. It occurs when two branches or limbs of a tree grow opposite each other and eventually fuse together. This fusion creates a distinct V-shaped pattern in the wood, resembling the crotch of a tree. The crotch pattern often showcases beautiful figure and unique characteristics, making it desirable in high-quality furniture. It is commonly used in the production of decorative veneers, tabletops, and other fine woodwork applications. The wood from the intersection of a branch with the trunk of the tree has a V-shaped figure when cut into veneers. The matching of these veneers produces striking patterns.
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