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. It has excellent color variations that range from white to coral pink & light brown. Boards of Big Leaf Maple usually have figure & color variations; no two pieces are the same. This is another reason that Maple is such a fun wood for those who seek a creative flare in their projects. Some of these pieces have a live edge. Most of these pieces would make great art decor. This is some of the lowest priced, high grade Maple Burl you will ever see! The color contrasts on each piece is magnificent, between the coral, pink, and orange coloring. These 3 dimensional figured pieces will bring pop to any of your projects!