Quilted Maple is a light-yellow white wood with a density of 610–680 Kg / m3. Its sapwood does not differ from the heartwood, it is recommended to dry it in a chamber with low temperatures, if the drying is done very quickly the wood retains its white hue, on the contrary, if it is done slowly it acquires a slightly brown hue. It has a smooth and uniform texture. It is a very easy wood to work. Maple Quilted wood is highly prized for its wavy figure that simulates water ripples providing three-dimensionality and mirror reflections to the surface.
BOTANIC NAME: Acer pseudoplatanus.
COMMON NAMES: Curly maple, Flamed maple.
ORIGIN: Center and East Europe
DESCRIPTION: Density 610-680 kg/m3. White or light yellow wood colour. There is no distinction between the sapwood and the heartwood. The growth of the wood fibres is distorted in an undulating pattern producing wavy lines know as flames. Beautiful appearance.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Machinery can be difficult. Suitable for steam bending. Easy gluing and finishing. Resistant to fungi but susceptible to termites. Stains easily. It is recommended not to store it in humid places.
DRYING: We recommend drying it at low temperatures to avoid spots and colour alterations. If drying process is fast wood will keep white colour.
USES: Electric Bass and Electric Guitar. Classic and Acoustic Guitar. Violin , Viola, Cello and Double Bass.