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Curly Maple Characteristics
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
Weight

2.63

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-26.54% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

950

Janka Rating (?)
-26.36% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.54

Specific Gravity (?)
-15.62% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Curly Maple:

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Video Tutorial

Learn about woodworking with Curly Maple

Maple Curly Hardwood Sample
Maple Curly Hardwood Sample
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$8.00 /ea.

Maple Curly 4/4 Lumber
Maple Curly 4/4 Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.818
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$9.99 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Maple Curly 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Maple Curly 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.714
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$139.00 /Pack

+ Volume Discounts
Maple Curly 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Maple Curly 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.25
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$254.00 /Pack

+ Volume Discounts
Maple Curly 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
Maple Curly 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber
(Not Yet Rated)

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see below).
  • Quantity: 100 board feet, and ships in approximately 5 packages by UPS.

$939.00 /Pack

 
Maple Curly High Fig. Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet

$126.00 /ea.

+ Volume Discounts
 
Maple Curly High Fig. Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet

$252.00 /ea.

+ Volume Discounts