soft maple, tiger maple, ghost maple

SOFT MAPLE WOOD

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 figure pattern.

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Characteristics of Soft Maple

Origin of Wood Type USA & Canada
Botanical Name Acer rubrum
Specific Gravity 0.63
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″ wide
Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 16′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
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, Quartersawn, Quartersawn (Figured), Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer
Other Trade Names Red Maple, Tiger Maple, Ghost Maple, Spalted Maple, Ambrosia Maple, Curly Maple, Burl Maple, Fiddleback Maple.
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