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Curly Western Maple

Western Maple Acer saccharuin
 
Western Maple is cream-white with a reddish tinge. Large trees may have dark brown heart. Usually straight grained but sometimes curly or wavy with variations producing birds-eye or quilted patterns. Fine brown lines give an attractive growth ring figure on plain sawn surfaces. Texture is fine and even. High in all strength properties except stiffness which is medium. It has a very good steam bending classification. A difficult wood to work with a moderate blunting of cutting edges. Pre-bore for nailing or screwing; takes glue, stain and polish satisfactorily.
 
Source Region: North America