Highly Figured Curly Maple Wood Veneer is a great veneer for a piece that can stand out and be a show stopper. Curly Maple veneer is cream to light reddish brown and highly figured with scattered curls and/or blisters. The curl/figure is sometimes referred to as "cross fire." The difference between Curly Maple and Fiddleback Maple is how it is cut. Curly comes from flat cuts while Fiddleback is quartersawn.