I am new to forum and want to thank all that welcomed me already. I have been a carpenter for years and only recently thought about trying some fine woodworking. My current project is a remodeling of a friends cabin. He is currently the owner of huge pile of rough cut curly maple. I am attempting to finish a knee wall in curly maple, build a counter top and some simple cabinets above. I have finished the curly maple in 3 coats of semi-gloss poly which has really made the curl pop. Looks beautiful. The pictures are of the knee wall and the back of the cabinets. I will update as progress continues with pictures from a better camera. Hopefully the counter top will be done by tomorrow. The awesome thing is, since I am doing the work pro bono, he has said I can have all the curly maple I want. My plan is to make a cherry/curly coffee table so look forward to that in future. Thanks for all the great info so far.
Thanks for the comments so far. Progress has been slow but I am learning how to work with this beautiful wood. The plan is to be complete by tomorrow so I will hopefully have the finished result then.