Soft Maple

Soft Maple

Scientific Name: Acer rubrum

Description

Red Maple tends to be heavier and stronger than other Soft Maple species. This specific Maple works well with hand and machine tools and is often used for sporting goods, cabinetry, and furniture. Sapwood is a distinctive creamy white color in comparison to the reddish-brown heartwood. Insect damage can leave holes with surrounding discolored areas; this is often called Wormy or Ambrosia Maple

 

Grading Differentials

Gates Milling, Inc. offers Soft Maple in FAS WHAD, FAS WHND, Select & Better, 2AB, 2Common, and 1Common.

Ambrosia Maple
Maple 1 Common
Maple FAS WHAD
Maple FAS WHND

Availability

Lumber

4/4 x 4” through 12”
5/4 x 4” through 12”
6/4 x 4” through 12”
8/4 x 4” through 12”

Timber

Timbers available upon request.

Sourcing

Gates Milling, Inc. sources most of its logs from within 50 miles of the mill location. Red Maple is grown and distributed across the entire Eastern portion of North America.

Average Weight

Green – 3 lbs/BF

Dry – 5 lbs/BF

Finished – 2 lbs/BF

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