Maple - 3/4" x 6" x 36"
Maple (Acer saccharum) sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined...
Maple (Acer saccharum) sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even color. Common uses include flooring (from basketball courts and dance floors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer, pulpwood, musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, turned objects and specialty wood items.
- Few woods are as beautifully clear (no knots), close- and straight-grained as maple
- Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools
- Turns, glues and finishes well
- Native to eastern North America
- Thickness: 3/4"
- Width: 6"
- Length: 36"
- (1) Maple - 3/4" x 6" x 36" - Dimensional Lumber
- Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
- Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
- Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
- Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
- Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
- Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.
Articles & Blogs
When a woodworker’s mind turns to maple, it revives images of golden autumn hues, sweet syrup, and honey-colored country furniture. And why not? Fall foliage of the sugar maple (Acer saccharum) draws millions of leaf “peepers” to New England and the Great Lakes’ states each year.
Segmented bowl turnings are Ron Thompson’s favorite choice of woodworking these days. A woodworker for 35 years now, Ron began with mostly flat work including shelves and end grain cutting boards. This one below is made from Exotic Brazilian Cherry and Domestic Cherry Wood.
overall very nice, as advertized. i needed 10 boards (6" x 36") to glue up panels but ordered 12 to ensure good selection. worked out fine.
Rock maple. Has one knot.
I will definitely buy this again
I was a bit hesitant to buy wood sight-unseen but Woodcraft didn't let me down. This Maple was absolutely gorgeous! I was surprised with how nice it was. All 8 boards of 3/4"x 6" were perfect with no defects, knots, dings, or chips. And they are a true 6" wide which is very nice. This Maple is a creamy white with a beautiful grain. I'm in the process of making a 3 drawer nightstand with it. Loving the beauty as it slowly comes together.
Made a clock from some of the wood
Project for wife nice grain