Ambrosia Maple: Figured Lumber
Ambrosia Maple is typically a soft maple tree that has been invested with a beetle. The beetle bores a small hole in the wood, bringing with it a fungus that gives the maple a unique color. Ambrosia Maple wood can have a typical white, maple background with lots of grey streaks, left by the ambrosia beetle.
Ambrosia Maple boards can also have lots of pink and red heartwood colors. Kiln drying this type of wood kills all further bug activity and makes it a unique multi-colored hardwood that is very desirable, especially in super figured species.
|Origin of Wood Type||Eastern U.S.|
|Botanical Name||Acer Rubrum|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||3.8 lbs|
|Color Range||Light white sapwood, heartwood pink to grey|
|Rarity / Availability||Common|
|Typical Avg. Width||5 – 14 inches|
|Typical Avg. Length||8 – 16 feet|
|Avg. Waste Factor||20%|
|Wood Uses||All woodworking and cabinetry|
|Lumber Grades||FAS through 2 common|
|Other Trade Names||Ghost Maple, Wormy Maple|