Oregon Big Leaf Maple is slightly coarser than European or Eastern Hard Rock Maple and as so is somewhat harder to work. Despite this, the beauty of the wood easily overcomes any difficulties in working. Maple is a wonderful wood for those who seek a creative flare in their projects.
These pieces are the Highest grade maple selected, stabilized with Red color. Great for outdoor use, knife handles, etc. This wood takes a high polish. The boards weigh three times as much as regular maple due to the stabilization.
W35853: Small burl clusters with a few small incursions and checks within the cluster.