I cruised thru Home Depot and there on top of a stack of plain maple 1x2's was this 12 foot piece of highly figured ribbon maple for $ 0.94 per foot... You can't expect to get finds like this everyday, but it's occasionally worth the lookie-see...
today, encouraged by yesterdays score, I found at another Home Depot a 1x4 by 12 foot piece of maple loaded end to end with birdeyes....
not really where I'd expect custom wood, but who could argue with success?
My Lowes haven't carried maple for over a year. Home Depot carries 1 by stuff, but not thin boards.... making due withwhat I got...
Sam, I stopped by Home Depot and found a nice curly piece, but passed on it. It might work for shooting arrows though. I'll be back, though, to check the new stock in the future. Do you do anything to the maple on your necks to bring out the figure or leave it natural?