Description: Curly maple is not an actual species but the description of the figure in the grain of maple wood. Curly Maple is an amazing, rare and mysterious type of figure that occurs most often in soft maple. There is no scientific evidence of what caused the existence of the figure. Its divergent grain makes it beautiful and highly prized in many cultures. A curly maple wood countertop is sure to make your kitchen unique and significant!
Alternate Trade Names: Tiger Maple, Ripple Maple, Flame Maple
Origin: North America
Color: Tan, light brown
Grain: Dimensional figure effect that appears along the length of the wood, creating wavy lines into a pattern known as “chatoyancy”.
Janka Hardness: 1,450
Curly Maple Facts: Curly maple wood was historically used for the backs and sides of violins. Now, the rare wood makes into a beautifully crafted countertop, butcher block or bar top.