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Big Leaf Maple (Quilted Figure)

Big Leaf Maple (Quilted Figure) sample image
(representative sample)

Quilted Maple makes for gorgeous turned pieces. It is distinguished by a grain distortion that creates a wavy pattern resembling the ripples in water. This quilted effect is revealed when the lumber is flat-sawn, allowing the figure to appear on the tangential face (rather than the radial plane as seen in Curly Maple or Fiddleback Maple).

In our Quilted Maple, the face of the wood block displays light and dark patches that can appear almost three-dimensional, like a series of rolling mounds. As with all figured maple, Quilted Maple color develops into a warm orange with deep contrast when a varnish or lacquer finish is applied.

Our Quilted Maple is especially prized by Luthiers for use in musical instruments like guitars. And, of course, it is also used in all variety of turning, woodware utensils, and jewelry boxes.

Les says, "This is my favorite figure. I never get tired of looking at it!"

Big Leaf Maple (Quilted Figure) Products

Note: our wood products are sold with no guarantee of moisture content.
Send us an email or call (800) 556-3106 with any questions or to request more specific photos of a piece.

Exceptional Wood Pieces Exceptional Wood Pieces

QM 122: 24" X 10.25" X 1.75". Green color. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $185, now $92. 50% OFF!!!
QM 122
$92.00
QM 114: 22" X 8" X 2.25". Bark inclusion. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $190, now $95. 50% OFF!!!
QM 114
$95.00
QM 115: 23.5" X 9" X 1.75". Two-tone, weak back, resawn. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $190, now $95. 50% OFF!!!
QM 115
$95.00
QM 109: 23" X 9" X 2". Chocolate with bird pecks/burl. Book-matched pair with QM 110. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $215, now $107. 50% OFF!!!
QM 109
$107.00
SOLD!
QM 118: 24" X 8" X 1.5". Back has bark seam. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $215, now $107. 50% OFF!!!
QM 118
$107.00
QM 108: 20.75" X 7" X 2". Chocolate. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $215, now $107. 50% OFF!!!
QM 108
$107.00
QM 124: 24" X 10.5" X 2". Two-tone with green color streak. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $215, now $107. 50% OFF!!!
QM 124
$107.00
QM 123: 24" X 8" X 2". Two-tone & chocolate. Back 8" edge. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $215, now $107. 50% OFF!!!
QM 123
$107.00
QM 107: 23" X 8" X 1.5". Chocolate, two-tone, some green tones. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $240, now $120. 50% OFF!!!
QM 107
$120.00
QM 116: 23" X 7.5" X 2". Two-tone, back green color. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $245, now $122. 50% OFF!!!
QM 116
$122.00
QM 103: 27.5" X 8" X 1.25", two-tone. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $270, now $135. 50% OFF!!!
QM 103
$135.00
QM 117: 23" X 8" X 2". Two-tone. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $270, now $135. 50% OFF!!!
QM 117
$135.00
QM 104: 23" X 8.5" X 1.25". Two-tone. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $270, now $135. 50% OFF!!!
QM 104
$135.00
QM 101: 30" X 9.5" X 1.5" Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $270, now $135. 50% OFF!!!
QM 101
$135.00
QM 102: 22.5" X 8" X 1.5" Wane edge. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $270, now $135. 50% OFF!!!
QM 102
$135.00
QM 121: 24" X 7-11" X 2". Back wanes, 5.5", 7", 8.5". Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $325, now $162. 50% OFF!!!
QM 121
$162.00
QM 120: 24" X 6.5" - 8.75" X 2.75". Wane front edge/green color. Two sets possible. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $425, now $212. 50% OFF!!!
QM 120
$212.00
QM 106: 24.5" X 8" X 2.5". Chocolate. Could be made into two sets. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $540, now $270. 50% OFF!!!
QM 106
$270.00

Woodturning Bowl Blanks Woodturning Bowl Blanks

MQ 5C121216: 5" x 5" x 2"
MQ 5C121216
$15.00
MQ 5A101017: 5" x 5" x 1.5"
MQ 5A101017
$17.00
MQ 5I022416: 5" X 4.75" X 2.75"
MQ 5I022416
$20.00
MQ 5A051517: 5" x 5" x 2.875"
MQ 5A051517
$22.00
MQ 5D051517: 5" x 5" x 3.125"
MQ 5D051517
$22.00
MQ 6A101817: 6" x 6" x 1.875"
MQ 6A101817
$23.00
MQ 5A021916: 5" X 5" X 4"
MQ 5A021916
$25.00
MQ 5J022416: 5" X 5" X 4"
MQ 5J022416
$25.00
MQ 6A051517: 6" x 6" x 3"
MQ 6A051517
$32.00
MQ 7G022416: 8" X 8" X 2"
MQ 7G022416
$32.00
MQ 7I022416: 8" X 8" X 2"
MQ 7I022416
$32.00
MQ 7K022416: 8" X 8" X 1.75"
MQ 7K022416
$32.00
MQ 7J022416: 8" X 8" X 2"
MQ 7J022416
$32.00
MQ 8B022416: 8" X 7.75" X 1.75"
MQ 8B022416
$32.00
MQ 7B022416: 8" X 8" X 1.75"
MQ 7B022416
$32.00
MQ 7A022416: 8" X 8" X 1.75"
MQ 7A022416
$32.00
MQ 6B051517: 6" x 6" x 3"
MQ 6B051517
$32.00
MQ 8A112316 : 8" x 8" x 2"
MQ 8A112316
$32.00
MQ 6A082417: 6" x 6" x 2.625"
MQ 6A082417
$32.00
MQ 5F022416: 6" X 6" X 2.75"
MQ 5F022416
$33.00
MQ 5E022416: 5.75" X 5.75" X 2.75"
MQ 5E022416
$33.00
MQ 6C081017: 6" x 6" x 2.75"
MQ 6C081017
$33.00
MQ 8B101017: 8" x 8" x 1.875", with spalt
MQ 8B101017
$35.00
MQ 8A101017: 8" x 8" x 1.875", with spalt
MQ 8A101017
$35.00
MQ 7A021916: 7" X 7" X 2.75"
MQ 7A021916
$40.00
MQ 8B112316 : 8" x 8" x 2.75"
MQ 8B112316
$41.00
MQ 6G022416: 6" X 5.75" X 4"
MQ 6G022416
$42.00
MQ 6E022416: 6" X 6" X 4"
MQ 6E022416
$42.00
MQ 7A060617: 7" x 7" x 3"
MQ 7A060617
$44.00
MQ 7C121216: 7" x 7" x 4"
MQ 7C121216
$51.00

Specialty Turning Blanks

MQ 12A090717: 2" x 2.125" x 12"
MQ 12A090717
$18.00
MQ 12B090717: 2" x 2.125" x 12"
MQ 12B090717
$18.00

Woodturning Pen Blanks Woodturning Pen Blanks

Pen Blanks Quilted: One dozen pen blanks per pack. Approx. 7/8"x7/8"x5-1/4" size per each pen blank. HALF PRICE SALE Was $24, now only $12.
Pen Blanks Quilted
$12.00

Woodturning Platter Blanks Woodturning Platter Blanks

MQP 10D: 10" X 10" X 2"
MQP 10D
$44.00
MQP 10J: 10" x 10" x 2"
MQP 10J
$44.00
MQ 12B081017: 12" x 12" x 2.625"
MQ 12B081017
$85.00
MQ 12C081017: 12" x 12" x 2.75"
MQ 12C081017
$85.00

Guitar Tonewood

QM 122: 24" X 10.25" X 1.75". Green color. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $185, now $92. 50% OFF!!!
QM 122
$92.00
QM 115: 23.5" X 9" X 1.75". Two-tone, weak back, resawn. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $190, now $95. 50% OFF!!!
QM 115
$95.00
QM 114: 22" X 8" X 2.25". Bark inclusion. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $190, now $95. 50% OFF!!!
QM 114
$95.00
QM 118: 24" X 8" X 1.5". Back has bark seam. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $215, now $107. 50% OFF!!!
QM 118
$107.00
QM 109: 23" X 9" X 2". Chocolate with bird pecks/burl. Book-matched pair with QM 110. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $215, now $107. 50% OFF!!!
QM 109
$107.00
SOLD!
QM 108: 20.75" X 7" X 2". Chocolate. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $215, now $107. 50% OFF!!!
QM 108
$107.00
QM 123: 24" X 8" X 2". Two-tone & chocolate. Back 8" edge. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $215, now $107. 50% OFF!!!
QM 123
$107.00
QM 124: 24" X 10.5" X 2". Two-tone with green color streak. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $215, now $107. 50% OFF!!!
QM 124
$107.00
QM 107: 23" X 8" X 1.5". Chocolate, two-tone, some green tones. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $240, now $120. 50% OFF!!!
QM 107
$120.00
QM 116: 23" X 7.5" X 2". Two-tone, back green color. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $245, now $122. 50% OFF!!!
QM 116
$122.00
QM 102: 22.5" X 8" X 1.5" Wane edge. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $270, now $135. 50% OFF!!!
QM 102
$135.00
QM 101: 30" X 9.5" X 1.5" Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $270, now $135. 50% OFF!!!
QM 101
$135.00
QM 103: 27.5" X 8" X 1.25", two-tone. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $270, now $135. 50% OFF!!!
QM 103
$135.00
QM 104: 23" X 8.5" X 1.25". Two-tone. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $270, now $135. 50% OFF!!!
QM 104
$135.00
QM 117: 23" X 8" X 2". Two-tone. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $270, now $135. 50% OFF!!!
QM 117
$135.00
QM 121: 24" X 7-11" X 2". Back wanes, 5.5", 7", 8.5". Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $325, now $162. 50% OFF!!!
QM 121
$162.00
QM 120: 24" X 6.5" - 8.75" X 2.75". Wane front edge/green color. Two sets possible. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $425, now $212. 50% OFF!!!
QM 120
$212.00
QM 106: 24.5" X 8" X 2.5". Chocolate. Could be made into two sets. Kiln Dried to 8%, has not been heat treated. SALE! Was $540, now $270. 50% OFF!!!
QM 106
$270.00

Other Projects

MQ 10A081017: 9.75" x 10" x 2.625"
MQ 10A081017
$72.00

Quilted Maple (also known as Flame Maple) reveals a quilt-like effect of dark and light patches overlaying its woodgrain. These tonal variations create a beautiful effect that is highly valued by woodworkers.

Maple with a quilted appearance is particularly popular among guitar makers and manufacturers of other similar instruments, for which it produces a very nice sound. In an acoustic or electric guitar, quilted maple may be used for the neck, head stock, and body (from a standard guitar billet), and it serves as a good basis for installing frets, pickups, and electronics like knobs and switches.

As with all figured maple wood, its color develops into a rich orange with deep contrast when a varnish or lacquer finish is applied.

The grain distortion of quilted maple usually appears on the flat-sawn plane, and the wood blocks and woodturning blanks we have available are chosen very selectively for their consistent quilted appearance.

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