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fiddleback, cross figure, cross fire, ripple figure
Abrupt, curly figures in wood, particularly maple and mahogany, caused by undulations in fiber alignment.
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Figured maple also yields some very beautiful veneers, including bird's-eye maple, fiddle-back
, curly, blistered and mottled figures.
For sapele, you can get figures such as mottled, block or fiddle-back
or a variation of all three.
figure is especially popular for decorative veneers.