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Botanical Name

Acer rubrum

Other Names

Soft Maple

Main Color Group

Yellow / White

Grain Pattern

Figured

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

38

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

610

Janka Hardness - LBF

950

Janka Hardness - Newtons

4230

The term “Soft Maple” is not a reference to any particular maples species, per se, but a segment of the Acer genus known for its lighter weight and density (as well as its propensity for displaying the classic maple “curl” figure). Of these lighter maples, Red Maple has the most weight and density, and is also the most prevalent — growing in areas scattered all over the Eastern US and up into (Eastern) Canada. As is the paradoxical case with all maples, its beautiful pale white / pale yellow / pale golden sapwood are more coveted than its darker heartwood.

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Veneer, paper, boxes, utility wood, musical instruments, turned objects, and other small specialty wood items.

Comments: Its more heavy, dense nature lends Red Maple to a greater variety of utility applications, versus its less substantial Soft Maple cousins. Its figuring can be quite dramatic; tiger-striped, veined, fiddleback and sometimes even quilt figuring are sometimes present.

Species Description: Wood Species

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Maple - Curly Soft
$24.6161.4375 × 5.875 × 0.94 inMAPCS1016
Out of stock

Wane on edge.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$22.4451.5 × 5.81 × 0.94 inMAPCS1015
Out of stock

Light wane on edge.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$27.0765.625 × 5.5 × 0.94 inMAPCS1014
Out of stock

Small knot one side. Small crack.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$19.7652.69 × 5.5 × 0.94 inMAPCS1013
Out of stock

Wane on edge. Small gauge one side.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$26.89 $21.5161.81 × 6.38 × 0.94 inMAPCS1012

Crack on end. Wane on edge.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$25.81 $20.6560 × 6.31 × 0.94 inMAPCS1011

Wane on edge.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$20.44 $16.3564.75 × 4.63 × 0.94 inMAPCS1010

Small tight knot one side. Damaged one side.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$15.16 $12.1340 × 5.56 × 0.94 inMAPCS1009

Open defects one side. Planer skips one side. Pith.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$31.81 $25.4561.4375 × 8.4375 × 0.88 inMAPCS1008

Open defects both sides. End cracks on end. Missing wood one end.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$29.63 $23.7051.5 × 8.4375 × 0.88 inMAPCS1007

Wane on edge. Light planer skip. Small tight knot.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$21.83 $17.4665.625 × 4.88 × 0.94 inMAPCS1006

Wane on both edges. Small tight knot. Large open knot.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$16.63 $13.3052.69 × 4.63 × 0.94 inMAPCS1005

Small tight knot. Wane one edge.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$23.98 $19.1861.81 × 5.69 × 0.88 inMAPCS1004

Small knot both sides. Wane one edge.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$24.30 $19.4460 × 5.94 × 0.875 inMAPCS1003

Wane on edge. Small knot both sides.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$24.85 $19.8864.75 × 5.63 × 0.94 inMAPCS1002

Open defect on face. Wane on both edges.

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Maple - Curly Soft
$15.3440 × 5.625 × 0.94 inMAPCS1001
Out of stock

Gauging on edge. Small crack in middle.

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