Maple Specialty Wood Veneer Information
These three maple specialty appearances have alway's been around just not appreciated until recently. Once they became desireable these woods were then scrutinized for perfection. Quilted Maple has never been a big money maker for the large producers, primarily because it is very difficult to estimate what sort of yield any one log might actually have. As a result, the highly scrutinized appearance and lack of availability has driven the cost to an extreme. Cluster, muscle/angel wing is an appearance that lands some where between burl and quilt. It has a tendancy to be a little more brown in tone plus the waste factor is more like burl. We have built some awesome doors and panels with this wood though. Spalted/rustic maple has alway's been around but for many years was used more for backer and not so much for decorative panel because it just wasn't a particuarly popular look, therefore, it just wasn't profitable for the producers to pursue as decorative. Accept for the odd log, it still isn't all that popular so a big portion of it still ends up as backer just like it traditionaly has. We do keep a small amount of quilt around and typically acquire it in larger quantity's as needed. We do have a fair amount of cluster and a really nice spalted flitch.
Wood River Veneer
921 7th Ave West
|March 30, 2023|