Red Maple, Silver Maple, Box Elder, Scarlet Maple, Swamp Maple,
and Water Maple.
Soft Maple is the state tree
of Rhode Island.
Did You Know?
Charcoal is often made from soft maple.
Throughout Eastern U.S., and to a lesser extent on the West Coast
Big Leaf Maple). Average tree height is 60 to 80 feet.
Furniture, paneling, flooring and millwork, kitchen cabinets,
mouldings, doors, musical instruments, kitchen utensils, toys, sports
goods, crates, pallets, furniture framing and turnings.
Soft maple is often used as a substitute for hard maple or stained
to resemble other species such as cherry. It's physical and working
properties also make it a possible substitute for beech.
4 percent of U.S. hardwoods commercially available.
In most respects soft maple is very similar to hard maple. Generally
the sapwood is grayish white, sometimes with darker colored pith
flecks. The heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown.
The wood is usually straight-grained. The lumber is generally
sold unselected for color. Straight, close grain with a fine, even
texture. Wide, creamy white sapwood and beige or tan-colored heartwood.
Ambrosia or Wormy Soft Maple has small pin holes created by the
ambrosia beetle with an elongated grayish-brown fungi discolorations
surrounding the hole. Rest assured that the kiln drying process
actually sterilizes the lumber from active fungi, mold and insects.
Ambrosia Maple is beautifully unique with scattered worm holes
sometimes combed with curly figure. Soft Maple in our Ohio Valley
is most often
Affordable and readily available.
Ash • Beech • Brazilian Cherry • Brazilian Walnut • Aromatic Cedar • Cherry • Coffeenut • Cypress • Hickory • Hard Maple • Poplar • Red Elm • Red Oak • Sassafras • Soft Maple • Walnut • White Oak • White Pine • Yellow Pine • Heart Pine