Maple Curly Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Maple Curly Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Maple Curly Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.

Why Choose Curly Maple?
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.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1/2"
Width 3"
Length 6"
Grade Samples are milled on all sides, cut square and sanded; wood is a product of nature with inconsistencies from piece to piece. Use species samples as a guide, not a perfect representation.
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

About Curly Maple (Acer rubrum)

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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)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

map of where Curly Maple tree grows
Curly Maple is a domestic wood from North America

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.
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.
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
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5
July 26th, 2019
Verified Buyer
John
Ohio
New Woodworker
Great Samples!
Both samples I ordered had great grain and will work perfect for a small project I had in mind. Dimensions were spot on!
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
5
February 9th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Matt
Florida
Curly Maple sample
The sample was very nice thanks again needed to test out some colors before applying it to my project worked out great
5
June 26th, 2018
Verified Buyer
Holly
Texas
Maple Curly Hardwood Sample
Lovely piece.
5
July 6th, 2012
Josh
Savannah Ga
Great product
I've ordered several curly maple samples from this company, and I've been more than satisfied with them all. Curly maple is one of my favorite woods to work with; it works easily while remaining strong, and takes on smooth, breathtaking finish. These samples have a very nice grain and plenty of chatoyance that really makes them 'pop' once finished. What I like the most is that these products come exactly as advertised; nice quality, square samples with grain patterns that really represent the best qualities of these woods.
5
May 25th, 2012
Brian A. Stoyko
Hamilton OH USA
Hobbyist Woodworker
Fiddle back
Could not have begged for a BETTER sample of curly or fiddle back if you will and I know you will! It sucks that I am cutting it into 1/8" accent spacer pieces for pistol grip caps for a custom target rifle,thus not being able to enjoy the figure the wood has to offer. On the other a handful of people has seen the wood and mentioned how much they liked it,so if things progress for me we will be doing more business!
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
5
November 29th, 2011
JM
St Louis MO USA
High quality samples
Just what I needed (and what was promised) Thank you
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