Called curly maple because the ripples in the grain pattern create a three dimensional effect that appears as if the grain has “curled” along the length of the board. It is also referred to as fiddleback maple, in reference to its historic use for the backs and sides of violins.
|Wood Type||Domestic hardwood.|
|Texture||Has a fine, even texture.|
|Grain Pattern||Grain is generally straight but may be wavy.|
|Health Risks||Hard maple, along with other maples in the Acer genus have been reported to cause skin irritation, runny nose, and asthma-like respiratory effects.|
|Color||Color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, with ripples in the grain pattern.|