Curly Maple veneer is a figured grade of maple veneer with a distinctive wide band or curl figure throughout, which is highly sought after. Curly maple wood veneer with a tighter figure is often referred to as fiddleback maple. It is available in 4′ x 8′ sheets normally in FlexVen™ 10 and FlexVen™ 20 paper backed veneer sheets with a PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) option. Medium figured Maple veneer is also available in the 4′ x 10′ size and with Tuf-Pli™ polyback or Pli-Flex™ wood on wood backers as special order.
It is usually book matched with the grain running along the 8’ dimension. Medium figure curly maple veneer is normally flat cut but can also be quarter cut and when the figure is tight it is often referred to as fiddleback maple. Med. figure curly maple wood veneer is lustrous and rather striking in appearance. Maple is a hardwood that is dense, relatively easy to work with and strong. It has a smooth texture and tight wavy grain. Generally medium figure curly maple wood veneer is considered a standard A grade but at times can be premium if the grain is devoid of mineral streaks, vine marks and other imperfections. Curly maple wood veneer will accept stains and finishes well which accentuate the figure. It is usually finished with a clear coat that preserves the warmth and beauty of the wood’s natural color.