Curly Maple // Acer rubrum

Curly Maple lumber wood, Acer rubrum lumber for woodworking
"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.
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
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.
Curly Maple grows in North America
map of where Curly Maple 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)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak


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