Quilted Maple 4/4 Lumber

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Quilted Maple 4/4 Lumber

$15.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $15.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $11.99 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Quilted Maple lumber comes in random sizes. Here's what you can expect.

4" to 7" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

6' to 12' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. The length you receive depends on how much you order.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible.
8' to 12' long is possible
8' and longer can be shipped truck freight, but this method is usually economical only for shipments that are at least 450 lbs (approx 100-150 board feet depending on the wood).

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 3/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

How Lumber Ordering Works


Decide how much you need in Board Feet. Best way to get help with this is to use our Project Planner worksheet


Consider how much extra you want for arranging grain or color, fixing mistakes, testing cut set ups or finishes.


Choose your size requirements, if you have any, in the order form.

About Quilted Maple (Acer macrophyllem)

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


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


Specific Gravity
-25.00% 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 Quilted Maple tree grows
Quilted Maple is a domestic wood from North America

The remarkable figure creates a maze of unique patterns that'll make your project stand out. Build exquisite furniture or small decorative projects with quilted maple, it's especially suited for table tops, guitars, and turnings. You'll appreciate how substantially softer it is than Hard Maple, too. Quilted figure occurs in the Big Leaf Maple tree of the Pacific Northwest U.S. and Canada.

color of Quilted Maple
Color Range
Creamy white with a reddish brown tinge.
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.
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

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained
5 Reviews
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August 8th, 2018
Verified Buyer
Semi-Professional Woodworker
Very poor quality
So I ordered this quilted maple just 6bf so I could have an idea how the quality would be. I also ordered other wood, The other wood was Fine just as described. The quilted maple was four boards 2 of them were warped badly, one only had figure on a quarter of the board, I emailed the help desk & They were very sorry that this happened & They are going too replace the wood
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
Woodworkers Source Responds
Sorry about that. Customer service will contact you today about a replacement.
December 12th, 2016
Verified Buyer
Steve has a hernia 2016
Central Oregon
Hobbyist Woodworker
Jewelry box trim
Using this Quilted Maple as trim and to offset the main wood, Ipe, on a jewelry box for my 5 yr. old niece. I have never used Maple before so it is a learning curve on how to get the figure to stand out the best without changing the natural color much. Lots of lets try this and this and oh hey, what if I do this? Overall, as with past purchases I am happy with the board selected and I will be ordering more kinds soon.
Familiarity: I haven't used it yet
September 18th, 2012
Watertown Massachusetts United States
Above and Beyond
I spoke to them on the phone before placing my order, and requested highly figured wood. Now, I know everyone wants that, and I understand my request was a tad unreasonable. But THEY DELIVERED. Every piece was stunning. I used to spend hours digging through piles of lumber at a local exotic wood warehouse, but never again. Not only was the quality of material higher than what I used to hand pick, but the price was completely comparable - and even better in some cases. Honestly, I look forward to having Woodworkers Source supply all of my figured maple for tap handles and guitars for as long as they're around.
August 7th, 2012
Bemidji mn usa
wood stooge responds
The wood arrived and was well wrapped and protected. I have never worked with this wood before and I understand that it might be tricky to machine and or sand. The three boards are two different tones so I will have to wait until after finishing to fully comment on the selection of the wood. I understand that your supply was very limited and that you did your best in selecting the various pieces. The wood is listed as 4/4 when in fact it is 3/4 thick which is no problem since I will use the 3/4th finished size. I will send photos upon conclusion of the project (small dresser) if I am not to embarrased by the results. Thank the handsome crew that selected and shipped the wood.
May 27th, 2010
Brad Antin
Portland OR USA
Not Great
I ordered a bit of this for a table project. One piece was fantastic---wonderfully figured. The rest -- not so much. I also ordered some black walnut and zebrawood all of which looks very good.
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