The Ambrosia beetle causes the wormy pattern in Soft Maple lumber and the result is very unique looking lumber. The wood has beautiful brown and gray stripes with small worm holes. This lovely wormy pattern will not effect the final performance of the lumber in any negative way. We sort this lumber by hand for the best looking wormy patterns.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Ambrosia Maple, Wormy Maple
Medium bending and crushing strength. Low stiffness and resistance to shock loads. Considered good for steam bending.
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.