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).

Hard 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

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. 


This was a first time ordering online for me, and I was nervous not having seen the material first hand and not having a prior track record with CR Muterspaw. But I’d say that I’m definitely pleased with the lumber and the whole process of working with you guys. Thanks for the great lumber and it was a pleasure doing business with you.


It has been a real pleasure to deal with Chad. Friendly, helpful, and you can take as long as you need to sort for just that right board. Just finished a cedar chest with wood I got there, and the wood was really super!


I have been to and purchased from Muterspaw Lumber. Chad is a very nice and honest man. If you get a chance stop in and see his stock and meet Chad. You won't be disappointed.

J S.

I have stopped in three times and purchased lumber twice. Each time I felt very welcome and encouraged to browse and sort through your stacks until I was satisfied with my selection. I have purchased lumber in various Ohio locations for my projects for more than 40 years. And I must add your price, quality, not to mention properly stored horizontal FLAT lumber is the best to be found.