Same species as Soft Maple. Resembles Hard Maple being closed-grained but much softer. Easily worked. Turns and planes well. Does not require fillers to achieve a glass smooth finish. Accepts finish and paint well Curls appearing across the board are the result of contortions in the grain that reflect light at different angles.
Cream white to reddish brown.
Carolina red maple, flame maple, fiddleback maple; see also Soft Maple
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, accessories, interior millwork, high-end work
What's the Tree Like?
A popular, fast growing decorative tree. Matures to about 60-90 feet in height and 30'' in diameter.
The Curly Maple tree grows in Northeastern USA & Canada.