Quilted Maple » Acer macrophyllem

Why Quilted Maple?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics


This 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 of Quilted Maple

Color Range

Creamy white with a reddish brown tinge.
other names for Quilted Maple

Other Names

Bigleaf maple, Broadleaf maple, Maple, Oregon maple, Pacific Coast maple, Western Maple
uses for Quilted Maple

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, accessories, and musical instruments
the Quilted 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 Quilted Maple tree grows in North America
map of where this wood grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
-20.95% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating (?)
-34.11% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)


Specific Gravity (?)
-25.00% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Quilted 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

Quilted Maple Hardwood Sample
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