Flame maple (Tiger Maple), also known as flamed maple, curly maple, ripple maple, fiddleback or tiger stripe, is a feature of maple in which the growth of the wood fibers is distorted in an undulating chatoyant pattern, producing wavy lines known as "flames". This effect is often mistakenly said … to be part of the grain of the wood; it is more accurately called "figure", as the distortion is perpendicular to the grain direction. Prized for its beautiful appearance, it is used frequently in the manufacturing of musical instruments, such as violins, and fine furniture.Read more Read less
by Paul Nov 21st 2012
Jacek Ryszka of J.R. Signature Creations built a beautiful hand-peeled rustic log handrail and spindles for our stairs in our home. He sized, chose and ordered the logs from a custom fabricator in Montana and joined the ends of the spindles with tenons and drilled holes in the rails. Then he stained the railings and refinished the stairs. Heirloom work!. I would certainly recommend him.
Custom Cutting Board
by Nono D. May 15th 2012
Jacek made me an oversized maple cutting board (18" x 30" x 1") to fit in with a low-key kind of kitchen. The board is perfect, and he delivered it ahead of schedule. It was a very straightforward and easy transaction — something which seems harder and harder to come by these days! I'm a very happy customer. I look forward to working with Jacek again, and highly recommend him as a maker.
by User 6218 Apr 25th 2012
Excellent service! Would use JR Signature Creations again in a second. I received a great price and great product. I'm very happy. Absolutely amazing experience!