Soft Maple: Domestic Hardwood

Maple wood is classified as a domestic wood with a variety of grains, patterns, or figures including Birdseye Maple, Tiger Maple, Curly Soft Maple, Soft Maple, Curly Hard Maple, Hard Maple, and Ambrosia Maple.

At CR Muterspaw Lumber, we specialize in all of them. All varieties are used for furniture making, cabinetmaking, domestic flooring, joinery, sporting goods, plywood, paneling, and veneering.

Characteristics

Origin of Wood TypeEastern U.S.
Botanical NameAcer Rubrum
Specific Gravity.60
Avg. Weight Per BF3.8 lbs
Color RangeLight white sapwood, heartwood pink to grey
Rarity / AvailabilityCommon
Typical Avg. Width5 – 14 inches
Typical Avg. Length8 – 16 feet
Avg. Waste Factor20%
Wood UsesAll woodworking and cabinetry
Lumber GradesFAS through 2 common
Other Trade Names Red Maple or Silver Maple

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