What are maple veneers?

What are maple veneers?

Maple veneer is typically a creamy white to a pink tinged light yellow wood that ages to a deep pale gold color. Maple is a hardwood that is dense, relatively easy to work with and strong. It has a smooth texture and tight uniform grain.

What is birdseye maple veneer?

Birdseye Maple veneer is a figured grade of maple with distinctive small round markings that resemble the size and shape of birds’ eyes. Its coloration is very similar to regular maple.

How much does maple veneer cost?

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What is ash wood veneer?

Ash veneer is typically tan, pale creamy to slightly yellowish in color. The reconstituted version is a dyed to look like blackened ash wood. Ash is a dense hardwood that is tough, strong, and elastic with a moderately coarse to smooth texture and porous grain.

What does flamed maple top mean?

Flame maple (tiger maple), also known as flamed maple, curly maple, ripple maple, fiddleback or tiger stripe, is a feature of maple in which the growth of the wood fibers is distorted in an undulating chatoyant pattern, producing wavy lines known as “flames”.

Is flamed maple rare?

Flame maple is found only in a small percentage of maple trees and the really eye-popping examples come from less than one percent. Most people do not realize that the flame is not the actual grain pattern of the wood.

How do you get flamed maple?

Flame maple is especially popular in guitars, and has been for decades. Generally, the process includes cutting the maple to shape, forming it if necessary through mold-warping and applying a clear coat or lacquer to protect the finish, and ensure the wood holds its shape.

What is the difference between maple and birdseye maple?

Birds-eye maple is a form of figured hard maple, it is not a variety or species of maple. What actually causes the phenomenon is still unknown. Hypotheses include bird pecking, climate change, genetic mutation, growth history, infection and soil conditions.