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Item 131560
Model PAR MC065

Woodcraft Woodshop - Maple, Curly 3/4" x 6" x 36" Dimensioned Wood



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Curly maple is not actually a species, but simply a description of a figure in the grain. Curly maple occurs most often in soft maples, but is also seen in hard maples. The heartwood is typically a light tan to reddish brown color and, of course, features a pronounced grain pattern. The sapwood is usually cream colored with a reddish tint. Curly maple is a durable, hard, and dense wood, which carves and turns exceedingly well, and finishes nicely. Curly maple is also referred to as tiger maple, flame or fiddleback maple.


  • Linear wave figure is the result of contortions in the grain that reflect light at different angles
  • Easily worked
  • Turns and planes well
  • Does not require fillers to achieve a glass smooth finish
  • Accepts finish and paint well
  • Dimensions: 3/4" x 6" x 36"
  • 100 percent clear of voids, knots or grain pockets.
  • Sanded on both sides
  • Grain runs with the longest dimension
  • Curly Maple is a product of the United States & the western coast of Canada
Product Notes:
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Thin Stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.

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3.75 out of 5 stars
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  1. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Not so curly, after all.

    I bought this piece for a guitar neck and was hoping that it would be highly figured. It was not. The piece technically qualified as "curly," because it did have a few, very faint wavy lines, but other than that, it was completely unremarkable. A local woodcraft location exchanged it for me and I learned not to attempt to buy highly figured wood sight-unseen.

  2. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Missed the mark on this one...

    Always have been more than pleased with Woodcraft and the products I've received, but this board just wasn't to par. Barely ANY figure in this board at all. Will buy again, but hopeful for better results next time.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    High quality wood

    I make very personal items for my customers and need the highest quality wood available, I get it here.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I made a music box for one of my granddaughters with this curly maple. A gorgeous piece of wood with outstanding grain patterns and a soft soothing glow emanating from this maple.

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