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Crumpled Maple Wood Veneer

Crumpled Maple VeneerI've never seen anything like this. The veneer in this category came from a very unusual log. The mill called it "crumpled" maple and if you look at the full size pictures, you'll see why. The figure looks like paper that has been balled up and then opened and flattened. The veneer is smooth but the figure looks like random creases. Very cool! A penetrating oil finish is usually enough to bring out the chatoyance though some prefer to use a dye stain to further enhance the grain.

Common Name:
  Maple
Scientific Name:
  Acer saccharum
Family:
  Aceraceae
Color:
  Creamy white sapwood, light brown heartwood
Origin:
  North America
Hardness:
  Primarily hard, though some softer maples do exist
Texture:
  Fine, closed pore
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes


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