Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterResembles 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 RangeCream white to reddish brown.
Other NamesCarolina red maple, Drummond red maple, Maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Soft maple, Swamp maple, Water maple
Some Typical UsesFurniture, cabinets, a good general purpose hardwood
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
2.63lbs /Bd. Ft.
950Janka Rating (?)
0.54Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Soft Maple:
Ease of Finishing