Some other interesting facts about the futhark –-

The word “futhark” was formed much in the same way “alphabet” was; by joining the sounds of the first letters. Namely, Fehu, Uruz, Thurisaz, Ansuz, Raidho, and Kenaz.

Also, there are no curved lines or even horizontal lines because curved lines are hard to carve, and horizontal lines would usually amount to cutting with the grain of wood, and then it would swell in wet weather.

If you ever see Futhark runes with bars above and below them, these are bindrunes and are usually associated with magic spells and such.