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Spalted Maple (Botanical: Acer saccharum)

Information to help you do fine woodworking with Spalted Maple - all products are listed at bottom
Spalted Maple, Acer saccharum
Acer saccharum, Spalted Maple lumber and wood
Characteristics
Light Heavy
Weight:
Soft Hard
Hardness:
Fine Coarse
Texture:
Easy Difficult
Working:
Easy Difficult
Finishing:
Chart Help
map of where this wood grows

woodworking characteristicsSpalted Maple Characteristics

Spalt is created as decaying logs are attacked by fungi. The lumber must be manufactured after decay has started but before the wood deteriorates and becomes spongy. The decay makes for a difficulty with routing, sawing, and finishing, but the final result is striking.

color of Spalted MapleColor Range

Cream white or yellow to reddish brown with mineral streaks and spalting lines. Wide color variety.

other names for Spalted MapleOther Names

Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple

uses for Spalted MapleSome Typical Uses

Small accessories, jewelry boxes, high end furniture panels, cabinet doors, turnings, musical instruments and guitars

the Spalted Maple treeWhat's the Tree Like?

Same as Hard Rock Maple or Sugar Maple. Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36''.

where Spalted Maple growsSpalted Maple grows in

Northeastern USA & Canada.

What Customers Say About This Wood

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