Reflectivity in stock selection

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Note how the figure of the curly maple on this bureau top, nearly disappears
when viewed from one end and is quite pronounced when viewed from the other

Reflectivity is an often overlooked consideration when selecting stock, but as the photos above show, with some species it is of paramount importance. The look of this serpentine bureau would have been ruined, had the reflectivity of the curly maple been ignored or overlooked.