Tiger, curly or figured maple is an aberration that occurs in all the species of maple on an irregular and unpredictable basis, and changes a good, utilitarian hardwood into one of our true domestic exotics. The best description I can come up with is that the growth of the wood fibers is distorted to produce various types of figure that are independent of the wood grain itself. I have heard many explanations as to why the lumber distorts to such a beautiful form.  Collectively the maples probably have the greatest variety of figure of any domestic hardwood. The term tiger is used to describe the type of figure that has stripes running perpendicular to the grain of the wood, vaguely resembling the coat of a tiger. This is one of the most popular and available types of figure. The contrast in the figure is very good, and finishing actually helps to bring out and accentuate the figure. All our tiger maple is hand selected for each piece of furniture we build and chosen from the same tree to insure consistent markings.

This particular 7’x40″ tiger maple table has 3″ tapered legs, and a sliding dovetail to help keep these gorgeous wide boards flat. THIS PIECE IS CURRENTLY IN OUR STOCK AND IS FOR SALE FOR $2400. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS PIECE, CALL THE SHOP TODAY! Enjoy!

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