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Curly Maple (Botanical: Acer rubrum)

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Curly Maple By The Numbers:

2.63
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
-26.54% lighter than red oak
950
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
-26.36% softer than red oak
0.54
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-15.62% less dense than red oak

Curly Maple Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Curly Maple Wood Characteristics

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.
color of Curly Maple

Color Range

Cream white to reddish brown.
other names for Curly Maple

Other Names

Carolina red maple, flame maple, fiddleback maple; see also Soft Maple
uses for Curly Maple

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, accessories, interior millwork, high-end work
the Curly Maple tree

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.
map of where this wood grows

Curly Maple Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$8.00 /ea.

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