Maple Platter

I acquired a very nice piece of Maple.  I was happy that the platter I turned was able to show off this beautiful wood.

There is some beautiful quilting figure, a lighter band on one edge – I think this is from the sapwood, but it is really hard to tell.  This tree must have been huge, as there is hardly any curvature to the growth rings at all.

The platter measures about 12″ x 2″.