Grandpa's Workshop - curly maple, spruce tonewood, quilted maple, British Columbia yew, yellow cedar, red cedar

By: Grandpa's Workshop  09-12-2011
Keywords: Wood, Maple

During the acquisition and re-sawing of maple and spruce, our main impetus is log quality, not quantity. A very good maple will yield about 20% very high quality wood, 60% average-quality wood, and 20% lesser quality wood.

While going through this process we developed the following rating scale, identifying the characteristics that an instrument maker might consider.

Wood Rating Scale
Click any of the samples below to see a larger photo (opens in new window).
All wood sample photos by George Webber.

Keywords: Maple, Wood