Wood Atlas - Xylarium
The quilted maple is not a separate species, but a derivative of the sugar maple (Acer saccharum). The gorgeous 3-D, quilted effect occurs only sporadically at the base of the sugar maple trunk. In connection with the brown lines of the early and late growth, this results in a very spectacular effect. This natural phenomenon is very rare and therefore very desirable and relatively expensive. The sugar maple grows in North America and can reach heights of 135 feet. The tree is the main source of maple syrup, of course.
The wood is dense and hard and is also called hard maple, rock maple, or sugar maple.