Figured QLD Maple Scales x 2
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Figured Queensland Maple Handle Scales x 2
Knife handle scales in figured or quilted Queensland Maple, set of 2 scales. Each scale is approx 10 x 40 x 120 mm in size.
These vary in colour from pale to medium dark with very nice figure in the grain.
The attractive Queensland maple has long been appreciated as a shade tree for Australian parks and gardens and also for its striking pink wood, which adorns many heritage homes and distinctive wood pieces. It flourishes in the northern Queensland rainforests between Townsville and the Windsor Tableland. With these areas now heritage protected, maple wood is harder to source, although it is still prized for use in furniture and fixtures when available.
The lustrous sheen of the pink to brownish pink heartwood makes for a distinctive tree. Historically, it was widely used for aeroplane propellers, coachwork, carriages, and boats. It was also popular for picture frames, and for musical instruments components such as guitar necks and piano parts.