Ambrosia Maple – Figured Lumber from CR Muterspaw Lumber

The figure of Ambrosia has a tapered, oblong shape running with the grain, and usually a grayish color. The figure pattern can be mild or dense, depending on the degree of infestation. Ambrosia maple also is called “ghost” maple, because the stains look like ghosts suspended in the board and the larvae tunnels appear to be eyes. The Ambrosia beetle causes the wormy pattern in Soft Maple lumber and the result is a very unique looking lumber. The wood has both beautiful brown and gray stripes with small worm holes. This lovely wormy pattern will not affect the final performance of the lumber in any negative way. Its Botanical Name is Acer Rubrum, and its country of origin is North America. Some other common names for Ambrosia Maple are Wormy Maple or Ghost Maple. Ambrosia Maple has a medium bending and crushing strength, with low stiffness and resistance to shock loads, and it is considered good for steam bending. It is usually used for, furniture, joinery, ambrosia maple flooring, turning, paneling, veneering. Ambrosia can be worked fairly well with hand and power tools, although it has a moderate dulling effect on cutters. Takes nails satisfactorily with care. Gluing results vary. Can be stained and polished to an excellent finish. Ambrosia Maple has a Janka hardness rating of 950. Click Here –> AMBROSIA MAPLE <– To shop our online store for our Ambrosia Maple products. Ambrosia Maple - Figured Lumber from CR Muterspaw LumberDVD / Coffee Table made for a friend of mine. I made it from ambrosia maple bought from Chad. This was my first attempt at making a peace of fine  furniture. It has pass through drawers that was a bit interesting too do for me. I love this wood and Chad always has a great selection of lumber. Been buying from him for a few years now and can honestly say that he is great to work with. Terry Reed Coffee Table made from Ambrosia Maple | CR Lumber  


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.