Why choose C.R. Muterspaw’s Maple for all your woodworking projects that need Birdseye Maple, Curly Maple and Tiger Maple lumber?
Let us explain.
We only offer and sell quality, hand-picked, top-notch Maple selections to our customers, that’s why.
You see, C.R.Muterspaw Lumber specializes in Birdseye Maple lumber, Curly Maple lumber and Tiger Maple lumber.
Did you know that only one-percent of Maple trees have the Birdseye Maple figure to them? And of those, there is only a small percentage of the highest quality figures that we choose to stock.
Here are some of the properties and some of the uses for Maple Lumber
Maple lumber can generally be classified into two groups: hard maples (sugar maple & black maple) and soft maples (red maple, silver maple, bigleaf maple & silver maple).
Maple that is referred to as hard maple usually includes sugar maple (Acer saccharum) and black maple (A. nigrum).
Sugar maple is also referred to as hard and rock maple, while black maple is referred to as black sugar maple.
About two-thirds of the production of Maple lumber comes from the Great Lake States and the Middle Atlantic States.
The Maple tree heartwood is usually light reddish brown and can sometimes be considerably darker since no two tree figures are alike.
Hard maple characteristics are a fine and uniform texture as well as heavy, strong, resistant to shock, hard and stiff.
While the grain of sugar maple is often straight, for furniture or novelty items birdseye, curly, or fiddleback grain is often selected.
A large proportion of hard maple is used in furniture making, cabinets, cutting boards and blocks, handles and billiard cues as well as flooring for gymnasium floors, dance floors and bowling alleys.
Soft maple includes silver maple, red maple, boxelder and bigleaf maple.
Soft maple is found in the eastern United States except for bigleaf maple, which comes from the Pacific Coast.
Silver maple is also referred to as white maple, swamp maple, river maple, or water maple. Red maple is often referred to as soft maple, water maple, or scarlet maple. Boxelder is referred to as ash-leaved, three-leaved, and cut-leaved maple. Bigleaf maple is often referred to as Oregon maple.
The wood of soft maple, primarily silver and red maple, resembles that of hard maple but is not quite as heavy, hard, and strong.
Soft maple is most used for pallets, crates, boxes and furniture.