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Flamed Maple sighting

Postby jacob5150 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:37 pm

So I saw some interesting veneer today in the most random place. Question is, is this flammed or quilted Maple?
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Re: Flamed Maple sighting

Postby WFPPtheSound » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:12 pm

I'd call that flamed.
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Re: Flamed Maple sighting

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:32 pm

I would also call it flamed, but I'm not convinced that's maple. :think:

I'm getting Sapele vibes.
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Re: Flamed Maple sighting

Postby jacob5150 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:31 pm

Well interesting enough... It was on a bathroom door in a longhorn steakhouse :lol: :lol:
I don't think I've ever seen this type of veneer on something like that!!
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Re: Flamed Maple sighting

Postby HarlowTheFish » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:20 pm

Looks like some pretty uneven flame to me, but more like oak than maple. Ibanez had an rg657 a couple of years back with what they called a silky oak top that looked similar but less intense.

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Re: Flamed Maple sighting

Postby spudmunkey » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:43 pm

The more I'm looking at it, the more I'm thinking maybe anigre. :think:

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Re: Flamed Maple sighting

Postby jacob5150 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:50 am

Yeah I think you may be right! It was quite a shock to me, wasn't what I was expecting walking into a bathroom. Definitely cool though!

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Re: Flamed Maple sighting

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:32 am

Once you start to notice it, you can't help but notice it. :)

Anigre (I think it's pronounced (ANN-ah-gray) was big, too, in the mid 90s to early 2000s. White oak, ash, and walnut hadn't yet picked up like they have in recent years. :-p

I did some work in this one building lobby a couple of years ago, and I *think* it's the largest single installation of real flamed wood veneer I've seen. This photo under-represents the scale of how big it feels in person. I'm not 100% sure if it's flamed maple, or maybe flamed sycamore (my old job had a flamed sycamore table that looked a lot like maple) or maybe something else.

Lobby at 560 Mission, San Francisco:
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I don't *think* the ceiling is figured maple, though...

Oh, and for some reason, the lobby always smelled like vomit to me. I wonder if they used some sort of adhesive that has butyl acetate? It's the only thing I could think of that smells so distinctly like vomit (I had some Craftsman screwdrivers that had the same smell, and the plastic handles used that chemical/compound.


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