Why is a thin wooden plate not transparent while even a thick glass panel can be transparent?

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Why is a thin wooden plate not transparent while even a thick glass panel can be transparent?

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The other criteria is thickness. Even if the object is made of glass, if it is thick enough it will not be transparent. You will not be able to see through it although some glimmer of light may reach all the way through and appear, usually as a pale green glow.

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