These boards are made from various species of Maple, including Hard Maple, Country Maple, Curly Maple, Birdseye Maple, and/or Country Maple, which all come from North America. The color can be creamy white to yellowish or pale tan and can include brown streaks.
Country Maple will have a somewhat inconsistent color, giving it a rustic or "country" appearance.
The curls in Curly Maple appearing throughout the board are the result of contortions in the grain that reflect light at different angles.
Birdseye Maple will be figured with many small swirls resulting in circular "eye" separate from each other.