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Soft Maple (Botanical: Acer rubrum)

Information to help you make woodworking projects with Soft Maple - all products are listed at bottom
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Here's what customers say about Soft Maple
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Soft 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

Soft Maple Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Soft Maple Wood Characteristics

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
color of Soft Maple

Color Range

Cream white to reddish brown.
other names for Soft Maple

Other Names

Carolina red maple, Drummond red maple, Maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Soft maple, Swamp maple, Water maple
uses for Soft Maple

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, a good general purpose hardwood
the Soft 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 Soft Maple tree grows in Eastern USA & Canada
map of where this wood grows

Soft Maple Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$5.89 /Board Feet

Buy Maple Soft 4/4 Lumber

Maple Soft 4/4 Lumber
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  • 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. St ...
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$5.99 /Board Feet

Buy Maple Soft 6/4 Lumber

Maple Soft 6/4 Lumber
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$6.29 /Board Feet

Buy Maple Soft 8/4 Lumber

Maple Soft 8/4 Lumber
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  • 1-13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sid ...
  • 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. St ...
  • Quantity discount! 25% off for 100+ ...
$8.00 /ea.

Buy Maple Soft Hardwood Sample

Maple Soft Hardwood Sample
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  • 1/2'' actual thickness, planed and sande ...
  • Ripped to 3'' ...
$169.00 /Pack

Buy Maple Soft 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Maple Soft 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Flat Rate 48 U.S. Shipping!

  • Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or ...
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  • 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Stra ...
  • Quantity discount! 10% off 3+ Packs ...
$96.00 /Pack

Buy Maple Soft 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Maple Soft 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
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  • 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight lin ...
  • Quantity discount! 10% off 3+ Packs ...
$621.00 /Pack

Buy Maple Soft 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

Maple Soft 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
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  • 100 board feet, and ships in approximate ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Strai ...