Drop Top – #4048 – 3A Grade Flame Maple Color Value 22.875″x17.375″x.28″
Kiln Dried & Ready To Use
Species: Big Leaf Flame Maple (Acer Macrophyllum)
Combined Width: 15.875″ — 17.375″
Disclaimer: Please review all photos carefully before purchasing
This set contains Color. Color is a term used for stain that naturally occurs in the tree either while living/standing or once a tree as been felled and is laying on the ground. If you are a beginner in the luthier world, colored wood will not sand out white and colored wood will have an effect on the dyes you use or finished color choices.
“Value” – A term Kimball Hardwoods uses to describe an item for sale that may have some imperfections inside the Template. To be considered a “Value” item these imperfections need to be minimal. Listed below is the imperfection or imperfections with this listing. Please review carefully before purchasing to be sure this item will work for you and your project.
This set contains Green Streak and Knots.
Knots/Pin Knots are tiny limbs that stretch out from the trees heartwood attempting to create a new limb. These knots regardless of size generally travel from or near the center of the tree out toward the outer sapwood and bark. Many times pin knots can also become included.
Green Streak or Green Streak Stain can be caused by a couple of reasons:
-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.
-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.
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