This kiln dried, exceptional quality Maple burl wood has been carefully surfaced on two sides and is ready to use now. A vast array of colors are possible, from white & gold to coral and red. Individual pictures show you exactly what you are buying, so you can select according to your preferences. Live edges, bark incursions, spalting, and surface checks may be present. This material is approximately 30% less dense than regular Maple. The spalting is solid enough to machine, but for best results, please stabilize the spalted areas with CA glue or epoxy.