Curly Maple (Tiger Maple) is traditional hard maple (sugar maple, rock maple, hard rock maple) with a soft and flowing figure. The hard maple is the state tree of Wisconsin, Vermont, New York and West Virginia. In the North, during the cold nights and warm days of late winter, the sugar maple is tapped for its sucrose-containing sap, the source of maple syrup. Until the turn of the century, the heels of women’s shoes were made from maple. Curly Maple (Tiger Maple) has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days.
Avg Dry Wgt : 45 lbs/ft3 (720 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 1450lbf (6450 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.72
Texture : Even to fine
Grain Pattern : Straight to wavy
Health Risk : Dust can affect lung function
Color : Pale, darkening toward the heart and with distinct red-brown latewood lines
Wood Type : Temperate Hardwood