Tiger Maple is generally found in red maple, located in Eastern parts of the US, like Vermont. Tiger maple can also be known as curly or flamed maple. This kind of pattern in the wood is created as the tree grows and the wood fibers somehow become disfigured or distorted. Because this is not a common occurrence in most maple trees, the wood is more valuable and more sought after due to its decorative look and scarcity. This remarkable looking piece of Tiger maple has been hand selected for its extraordinary wood figuring. Pyrography "Vermont" and a Maple Sugar tree with Sap Bucket has been added to this board. Products from Vermont are probably some of the most iconic to anyone looking for that special piece from Vermont. Everything about this cutting board makes that "Made in Vermont" statement. The large handle makes handling convenient. Once that the hand burned pyrography was added, the board was hand sanded again and finished to a very smooth surface then sealed using a food grade mineral oil blend. When the oil has dried to the touch, it is hand rubbed with a single application of Wayne's Wood Originals own "Wood Vigor".