6/4 Curly Soft Maple Lumber


SKU: HN-MapSftCur0604 Advantage Lumber

Call to Order: 1-877-232-3915 1-877-232-3915

DESCRIPTION Curly Soft Maple is creamy white and has a wavy, or "curly" grain. It is a bit less lustrous than Hard Maple and growth rings are comparatively indistinct. Rays are narrower than in Hard Maple.
Weight varies from about 30lbs to 35lbs per cu. ft.

North America

OTHER NAMES Silver Maple, Pacific Maple, Oregon Maple
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES Medium bending and crushing strength. Low stiffness and resistance to shock loads. Considered good for steam bending.
WORKING PROPERTIES Curly Soft Maple can be worked fairly well with hand and power tools, although has moderate dulling effect on cutters. Takes nails satisfactorily with care. Gluing results vary. Can be stained and polished to excellent finish.
DURABILITY Heartwood is non-durable and susceptible to insect attack. Moderately resistant to preservative treatment, but sapwood is permeable.
SEASONING Dries slowly with little degradation or problems. Small movement.
USES Suitable for furniture, joinery, domestic flooring, dairy and laundry equipment, sporting goods, turning, paneling, plywood, veneering.
COMMENTS Selected stock is rotary cut for Bird's Eye or Curly Maple veneer.