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Maple – Soft Curly

Acer rubrum
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Soft Maple
Maple - Soft Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

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.

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

Why We Love This Wood

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.

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    Vital Statistics
    Main Color GroupYellow / White
    Grain Pattern Figured
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF3.2
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3610
    Janka Hardness - LBF950
    Janka Hardness - N4230
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    Maple-SoftCurly-1Common&better-4/4Lumber
    4/4 Lumber
    1 Common & better
    bf
    6
    bf
    no
    Maple-SoftCurly-1Common&better-6/4Lumber

    6/4 Lumber

    1 Common & better
    bf
    8
    bf
    no
    Maple-SoftCurly-1Common&better-8/4Lumber

    8/4 Lumber

    1 Common & better
    bf
    10
    bf
    no

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    Maple – Soft Curly

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    20 BF – H2F Soft Curly Maple
    20 BF Curly Soft Maple project packColor: Heart 2 Faces (Brown sections) Lengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total) Widths: 4" and wider Figure: Light to Heavy Thickness: Choose 4/4, 6/4 or 8/4 nominalWe S2S by default - surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4" less than nominal thickness. You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off.Note: Lead time is 3 working days. Ships free via UPS/USPS.
    PROJMAPCSH2F1001

    20 BF Curly Soft Maple project pack

    Color: Heart 2 Faces (Brown sections)
    Lengths: 48″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total)
    Widths: 4″ and wider
    Figure: Light to Heavy
    Thickness: Choose 4/4, 6/4 or 8/4 nominal

    We S2S by default – surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4″ less than nominal thickness.
    You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off.

    Note:
    Lead time is 3 working days.
    Ships free via UPS/USPS.

    $223.00$299.00

    20 BF – H2F Soft Curly Maple
    20 BF Curly Soft Maple project packColor: Heart 2 Faces (Brown sections) Lengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total) Widths: 4" and wider Figure: Light to Heavy Thickness: Choose 4/4, 6/4 or 8/4 nominalWe S2S by default - surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4" less than nominal thickness. You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off.Note: Lead time is 3 working days. Ships free via UPS/USPS.

    $223.00$299.00

    20 BF – H2F Soft Curly Maple
    PROJMAPCSH2F1001

    $223.00$299.00

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Knot on side
    MAPCS1160
    78.06 × 6.75 × 0.81 in

    Knot on side

    $40.50

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Knot on side
    MAPCS1160
    78.06 × 6.75 × 0.81 in

    $40.50

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1160
    78.06 × 6.75 × 0.81 in

    $40.50

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Wanes
    MAPCS1159
    59.19 × 6.75 × 0.81 in

    Wanes

    $27.92

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Wanes
    MAPCS1159
    59.19 × 6.75 × 0.81 in

    $27.92

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1159
    59.19 × 6.75 × 0.81 in

    $27.92

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Wane
    MAPCS1158
    53.19 × 7.25 × 0.81 in

    Wane

    $26.95

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Wane
    MAPCS1158
    53.19 × 7.25 × 0.81 in

    $26.95

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1158
    53.19 × 7.25 × 0.81 in

    $26.95

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Small wanes
    MAPCS1157
    59.25 × 6.19 × 0.96 in

    Small wanes

    $28.19

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Small wanes
    MAPCS1157
    59.25 × 6.19 × 0.96 in

    $28.19

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1157
    59.25 × 6.19 × 0.96 in

    $28.19

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Wane one side
    MAPCS1154
    77.69 × 5.81 × 0.96 in

    Wane one side

    $31.54

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Wane one side
    MAPCS1154
    77.69 × 5.81 × 0.96 in

    $31.54

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1154
    77.69 × 5.81 × 0.96 in

    $31.54

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Nice board
    MAPCS1153
    52 × 5.88 × 0.96 in

    Nice board

    $23.50

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Nice board
    MAPCS1153
    52 × 5.88 × 0.96 in

    $23.50

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1153
    52 × 5.88 × 0.96 in

    $23.50

    Maple – Soft Curly
    defects on one side
    MAPCS1152
    67.63 × 6.5 × 0.96 in

    defects on one side

    $30.72

    Maple – Soft Curly
    defects on one side
    MAPCS1152
    67.63 × 6.5 × 0.96 in

    $30.72

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1152
    67.63 × 6.5 × 0.96 in

    $30.72

    Maple – Soft Curly
    wane
    MAPCS1151
    66.19 × 5.94 × 0.96 in

    wane

    $30.22

    Maple – Soft Curly
    wane
    MAPCS1151
    66.19 × 5.94 × 0.96 in

    $30.22

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1151
    66.19 × 5.94 × 0.96 in

    $30.22

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Small knots, defect on one end
    MAPCS1149
    54 × 8.75 × 0.96 in

    Small knots, defect on one end

    $36.32

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Small knots, defect on one end
    MAPCS1149
    54 × 8.75 × 0.96 in

    $36.32

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1149
    54 × 8.75 × 0.96 in

    $36.32

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Crack, wane
    MAPCS1147
    61.44 × 7.63 × 0.96 in

    Crack, wane

    $32.76

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Crack, wane
    MAPCS1147
    61.44 × 7.63 × 0.96 in

    $32.76

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1147
    61.44 × 7.63 × 0.96 in

    $32.76

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Wane on the end
    MAPCS1146
    59.44 × 8.56 × 0.96 in

    Wane on the end

    $39.11

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Wane on the end
    MAPCS1146
    59.44 × 8.56 × 0.96 in

    $39.11

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1146
    59.44 × 8.56 × 0.96 in

    $39.11

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Wane on the end
    MAPCS1145
    63.75 × 5.96 × 0.96 in

    Wane on the end

    $29.21

    Maple – Soft Curly
    Wane on the end
    MAPCS1145
    63.75 × 5.96 × 0.96 in

    $29.21

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1145
    63.75 × 5.96 × 0.96 in

    $29.21

    Maple – Soft Curly

    Knot

    MAPCS1143
    85.63 × 4.19 × 1 in

    Knot

    $25.07

    Maple – Soft Curly

    Knot

    MAPCS1143
    85.63 × 4.19 × 1 in

    $25.07

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1143
    85.63 × 4.19 × 1 in

    $25.07

    Maple – Soft Curly

    Skip plane

    MAPCS1140
    42.5 × 7.5 × 1 in

    Skip plane

    $24.50

    Maple – Soft Curly

    Skip plane

    MAPCS1140
    42.5 × 7.5 × 1 in

    $24.50

    Maple – Soft Curly
    MAPCS1140
    42.5 × 7.5 × 1 in

    $24.50

    Other Species

    Osage Orange - Argentine

    This South American species is closely related to the domestic Osage Orange.  The lumber it yields is typically a bit cleaner with less defects.  It is pretty hard and dense making it tough on tools, but it turns and finishes well.

    Common Uses:
    boxmaking, cabinetry, carving, crafting, inlay, specialty items
    Detail
    Common Uses
    osage-orange-argentine
    Tamarind - Spalted

    Spalted Tamarind comes from South East Asia.   The decay/spalting gives the wood awesome spiderweb type patterns that add character and excitement to its appearance.  The spalting is most prevalent in the sapwood which is prone to attack from bugs and fungus which cause it.

    It is moderately difficult to work, but turns and finishes well.  Sometimes the rot is more endemic than is obvious from looking at the surface of the lumber result in some wastage (lost pieces).

    Take care to use good dust collection and a dust mask, as the fungal spores add more to the air than dust alone.

    Common Uses:
    boxmaking, inlay, specialty items, turnings
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    Common Uses
    tamarind-spalted
    Chakte Viga

    This vibrant Central America wood can features primary colors ranging from orange to golden brown (with gold, red and sometimes even green accent coloration). It is thought to be the closest relative to Brazilwood (famous for its use in stringed-instrument bows), and Chakte Viga shares many of the same acoustic properties. Grains are straight, but sometimes interlocked — otherwise, this wood works easily, and finishes well. It has a fine texture and excellent natural luster. Sap is a pale off-white to pale yellow.

    Chakte Viga is a wood that has been starting to emerge from relative obscurity over the last decade or so, being one of the lesser-known and -demanded woods from the tropical Central America region. We feel it has a huge untapped potential as a guitar tonewood, as well as in fine furniture production in the US. The wood has some very subtle aesthetics, sometimes exhibiting a 3D-like shimmering chatoyance after being finished with clear lacquer.

    Common Uses:
    fine furniture, furniture, inlay, turnings
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    Common Uses
    chakte-viga
    Longhi

    Longhi is an African wood with similar working properties to its more well-known cousin, Anegre. Its color varies from a greyish-white to beige to pinkish-brown color, which slightly darkens with age and UV-ray exposure. Its generally light appearance makes sapwood difficult to distinguish. Its grains are typical straight (though occasionally interlocked) and its texture ranges between fine and medium-fine. It can sometimes possess mottled or subtle tiger-striped figuring.

    The wood must be carefully dried, as it is susceptible to fungus. It is considered to be moderately durable, and moderately stable. Longhi has a solid strength-to-weight ratio, which makes it a popular choice for flooring and decking.

    Common Uses:
    cabinetry, decking, flooring, furniture
    Detail
    Common Uses
    longhi
    Birch - Yellow

    Heartwood can vary from pale yellow to a light, muted reddish brown; sapwood is grayish-white. There are many species of Birch, worldwide; it is one of the most popular woods, ironically, for both veneer and utility applications. Figured pieces are the more desirable for veneer, with wide, dramatic curly figuring (similar to Cherry) decorating the surface.

    American Birch works easily — it turns, glues and finishes well — although most boards have very little natural luster. It’s a versatile wood that can be used for a number of different applications, but it needs to be protected, as the wood will decay when exposed to the elements. (… and if left unprotected will rot.)

    Common Uses:
    boxmaking, cabinetry, crafting, flooring, furniture
    Detail
    Common Uses
    birch-yellow
    Alder

    Considered to be the most abundant hardwood in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Red Alder has long been used in the region for furniture and cabinetry production — as well as being a popular choice for electric guitar bodies dating back to when the instrument first went into mass production, in the 1950’s. Ranging in color from a light tan to reddish brown, Alder has a soft, lightweight stature — which makes the wood very easy to work, and it finishes and glues well.

    Red Alder is usually sold in two different grades: knotty, and clear. Clear grades are most desired by cabinet and furniture crafters. Many such tradesmen compare the wood’s cooperative disposition to that of Black Cherry.

    Although technically a hardwood, care must be taken with Alder until finished as its surface can be rather soft (thus, denting easily). The wood is decidedly non-durable, so confining its use to indoor applications and treating the wood with some type of hardening finish (such as lacquer) is recommended.

    Common Uses:
    cabinetry, lutherie, millwork, musical Instruments
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    Common Uses
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