Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterThis flowing three-dimensional figure is most common in big leaf maple, native to the Pacific Northwest. The wood is generally more soft than other maples and a little more porous. Quilted figure, though often used in high end pieces, does present some difficulties in working. Tends to chip when planed, and burns easily when used with power sanders, routers, and table saws.
Color RangeCreamy white with a reddish brown tinge.
Other NamesBigleaf maple, Broadleaf maple, Maple, Oregon maple, Pacific Coast maple, Western Maple
Some Typical UsesFurniture, accessories, and musical instruments
What's the Tree Like?A popular, fast growing decorative tree. Matures to about 60-90 feet in height and 30'' in diameter. The Quilted Maple tree grows in Pacific Northwest USA
2.83lbs /Bd. Ft.
850Janka Rating (?)
0.48Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Quilted Maple:
Ease of Finishing