View Full Version : Curly Maple vs Curly Birch veneer

White Riot!
10-30-2005, 08:07 PM
Having trouble selecting a veneer for a custom kit

Curly Maple

Curly Birch


which one do you prefer?

10-30-2005, 08:19 PM
definetely birch.

10-30-2005, 08:21 PM
The birch.

10-30-2005, 08:21 PM
I like the maple.

10-30-2005, 08:22 PM
can we get two pics that are to the same scale? The maple just looks weird so small

but probably the birch

White Riot!
10-30-2005, 08:30 PM
The curly maple is exceptionaly thin (and super $$$$)

I love the way the grain goes against the curls in the birch

10-30-2005, 09:01 PM
Out of those two, the birch. I've seen curly maple that looks exactly like the birch in the picture though.

10-30-2005, 09:02 PM
i like em both

birch though

Half Life
10-30-2005, 09:05 PM
The birch looks cooler, but I'd prefer a maple shell in the end just because I'm difficult :lol:

Double Bass Jim
10-30-2005, 09:21 PM
Birch... That looks incredible.

10-30-2005, 11:03 PM
I really love the look of the curly maple. Something about its fine vertical lines, the smooth random-ness of its grain is just amazing. The curly birch however, looks great, but does not appeal to me as much.

Kurillian Birch is out of this world. I would LOVE to have a maple kit in natural with that wood as an outer ply :thumb:

Its not the best pic, but this is curly maple on my snare drum (looking head on the grain does not show as well).