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FLATSAWN: Birdseye Maple, A&B grade and Rock Maple, high & moderate flame
QUARTERSAWN: Rock Maple, 1st & 2nd grade in 30" & 36" lengths
“Tempered”, “Roasted”, “baked” or 'cooked' woods are exposed to temperatures of 350° to 425° Fahrenheit (about 180°-220° Celsius). They are "cooked" in a vacuum chamber so that there is no flame or burning. The process is called 'torrefaction'. There are number of positive results with tempered wood including a darker color, greater stability, feel, and tone.
See comparison of a tempered birdseye Maple neck and an “uncooked” birdseye Maple neck.