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Origin of Wood Type:
USA & Canada
Botanical Name:
Acer rubrum
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
3.50 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Cream- White
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 15", can be found up to 60" inches wide
Typical Avg. Length:
8' to 16' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Flooring, Furniture, Architectural Millwork, Cabinetry, Musical Instruments, Piano Actions, Wood Turning, Panels and many other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, FAS, Quarter-Sawn, Quarter-Sawn (Figured), Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer

Other Trade Names:

Red Maple, Tiger Maple, Ghost Maple, Spalted Maple, Abrosia Maple, Curly Maple, Burl Maple, Fiddleback Maple.


Soft maple is mainly used as a good secondary lumber but it is starting to come into its own for fine furniture and architectural millwork. It takes a stain well and can be finished to look a lot like cherry. Soft maple can produce a strong tiger maple figure pattern.

Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.

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