Stickley Tiger Maple – (badly damaged in a fire)
For furniture the maple wood species comes in several different grain patterns. Several factors can influence its look, including how the wood is cut, and another is how the wood is colored. When trees do not grow tall and straight, the result may be that the wood grain may also not be straight. In curly maple, the grain is wavy and through the length of the board. The result is that when the wavy grain is planed flat, it appears to look ruffled (also called tiger striped), due to the waviness in the grain. That being said, the tiger stripe-like figure in curly maple may still feature a straight-looking grain.