It's Starting To Get A Little Curly In Here, or Wood Gloat Time!!

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Blog entry by matt garcia posted 1187 days ago 2952 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow woodworkers!! It’s time once again for another installment of “Wood Gloat”!! Rockler had another sale on curly maple last week, so I decided to go and check out the boards.

Well I was the 1st one there, but there was another lumber hunter there, and we went at the two pallets. After getting to the bottom of my pallet, I found two incredible boards!! One 14.1/2” wide, and the other 13” wide! I also found 4 boards with similar curl, including one that was 9” wide. All these boards were $4.49 per b/f, and all 4/4. And I mean real 4/4, over 1” thick!! This was a great score!!



Here’s a pic that will make you dizzy with all the waves in it!!


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#1 posted 1187 days ago

I’m Sick Matt I just bought a 2×10 curly maple board 9 ft long & paid £165 for it. America is definitely the place to buy wood

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#2 posted 1187 days ago

Just beautiful Matt, and nice looking project off to the side. I like working with soft maple myself, enjoy riding all those waves…BC

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#3 posted 1187 days ago

Thanks for posting! I love pictures of this stuff.

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#4 posted 1187 days ago

I scored a bit of that curly maple myself (not a lot, 10 bd/ft). Let it acclimate to your shop before surfacing it…

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#5 posted 1187 days ago

Now that is nice..

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#6 posted 1186 days ago

Nice gloat, I love that Curly Maple.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1186 days ago

Hey bro those are some freaking sweet boards. And being that wide is priceless.

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#8 posted 1186 days ago

great find

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#9 posted 1185 days ago

Great looking wood! Looking forward to seeing it put to use.

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