Tiger Maple Lumber
If you have been looking for Tiger Maple Lumber for sale… C.R. Muterspaw Lumber has what you need!Many of our customers often ask, “What is tiger maple and where does it come from?” Tiger Maple is a figured domestic lumber often referred to as an “exotic wood” because it is difficult to source. Tiger Maple has a distinctive wavy or curly pattern that resembles the stripes of a tiger. Because of Tiger Maple’s varied array of patterns and its durability, it is one of the most popular woods used by woodworkers who are interested in designing decorative and unique pieces of furniture. Also, because of its unique beauty and durability it is also chosen for musical instruments, knife handles and gun stocks. Since Tiger Maple is referred to as an exotic hardwood and it is difficult to source it is generally only available from specialty exotic lumber or specialty wood dealers like C.R. Muterspaw Lumber Company. The distinctive pattern of Tiger Maple is dervied in the wood’s growth and what creates it’s unique figure. Its unique pattern usually travels across the grain and appears to resemble stripes, waves or small flames. Tiger maple is also often referred to as curly maple or flame maple. Tiger maple is a temperate hardwood tree that grows mostly in the eastern United States and Canada and comes from the red maple tree. An interesting fact is that not all maple trees produce tiger maple wood. The intensity, consistency and size of the pattern is what determines the grade or quality of Tiger Maple. Since the 18th century when the use of Tiger Maple peaked in colonial America, it is still used widely to this day and violin makers use tiger maple which has earned the exotic wood yet another name which is, fiddle maple. The Western tiger maple (Acer macrophyllum) is also called bigleaf maple, canyon maple and Oregon maple. It can mostly be found all along the western coast of the United States. Maples grow in moist soil, particularly in swamps on the East and West coasts, as well as in the Great Lakes states. Another interesting fact is even today, no one has been able to explain the factors that cause tiger or flame maple to occur. The Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada yield the greatest supply. We offer pick-up or nationwide shipping & delivery right to your door.
Characteristics of Tiger Maple:Average Dry Weight : 45 lbs/ft3 (720 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 1450lbf (6450 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.72
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