Soft Maple » Acer rubrum

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

Character

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 North America
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 psi)
Density

0.54

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

Woodworking with Soft Maple:

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak


Maple Soft 4/4 Lumber

Maple Soft 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Maple Soft 6/4 Lumber

Maple Soft 6/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Maple Soft Hardwood Sample

Maple Soft Hardwood Sample

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Maple Soft 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Maple Soft 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Maple Soft 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Maple Soft 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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5
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Maple Soft 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

Maple Soft 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber

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Soft Maple Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

Soft Maple Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

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Soft Maple Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Soft Maple Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

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Soft Maple Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

Soft Maple Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

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