Drop Top – #2005 – Quilted Maple Defect 22.25″x16″x.30″



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Kiln Dried & Ready To Use
Species: Big Leaf Maple (Acer Macrophyllum)
Length: 22.25″
Combined Width: 16″ — 15.875″
Thickness: .30″

“Defect” – A term used for an item that has a heavy imperfection or defects that are inside of the template and more widespread, potentially avoidable during the building process.

This set contains Gray Stain and Green Streak.

Gray Stain is a stain that can occur due to two primary reasons:
1. The most common reason: trees that are harvested out of season while they are sapping causing the tree to have excessive sap and minerals. If a tree that was harvested out of season is not properly and quickly dried it will produce gray stain or an overall silver-ish gray color.
2. Wood can also produce gray stain if stack and stored for long periods of time exposed to oxygen and sunlight. This is more prevalent in Maples like Big Leaf Maple where on average more out of season wood is harvested than winter harvest wood. The main cause for this is due to where Big Leaf Maple is located some areas for an example the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. In some areas, they can see upwards of 150 days a year of rain which the rainy season directly relates to the winter harvest season. It can be impossible to get heavy equipment in an out of the woods this time of year.

Green Streak or Green Streak Stain can be caused by a couple of reasons:
1. A superficial wound that penetrates the bark and outer sapwood of a tree. Mold growth grows on the wound and begins to penetrate the tree. This is why green streak in wood at some point is accompanied by an inclusion or hole that has been infected by mold. This is also far more prevalent in Big Leaf Maple simply for the fact that these trees grow in areas that can see upwards of 150 days of rain per year. They trees also have a heavy outer moss covering which is directly related to mold growth.
2. A tree that has been fresh cut into boards or billets and is very high in moisture content. Generally the thicker you cut the wood the more susceptible the wood is to mold growth. This mold can be green, black, and or gray in color. In addition to the woods high moisture it’s important to note that mold growth can be unintentionally expedited if stored in areas where the relative humidity is 56% or higher.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 10 × 2 in