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Item 131605

Maple, Ambrosia 3/4" x 4" x 48"

$14.29

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Ambrosia maple is technically not a specific species of maple, but rather a general description of any type of maple that has been infested by ambrosia beetles. The beetles bore into the tree, and...

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Ambrosia maple is technically not a specific species of maple, but rather a general description of any type of maple that has been infested by ambrosia beetles. The beetles bore into the tree, and with it bring fungus that discolors the wood. Ambrosia maple is considered a decorative feature which gives the wood additional character. 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 routers. 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. Some common uses for hard maple include flooring (from basketball courts and dance floors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer, pulpwood, musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and other turned objects and specialty wood items. This stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. 100 percent clear and sanded on both sides. Dimensions are +/- 1/8". Grain runs with the longest dimension. USA.

  • Wormy soft maple
  • Intriguing patterns
  • Finishes well


Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.

Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.

Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.

Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

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Reviews

3.17 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews
  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Disappointed

    I recently purchased, among other woods, a stick of your Ambrosia Maple. While I fully realize that wood is a natural product with varying characteristics, this product is basically clear maple with hardly no color variations as shown on the product description. Additionally, the 3/4 x 4 x 48 board had a 1/4" open knot on its midline. This product is way overpriced for what is essentially a piece of common maple

  2. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    A bit disapointed

    This will be milled and made into boxes for pistol display

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would definitely recommend this wood

    I made pen blanks for various pen styles and the remaining wood , will use for jewlry boxes.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Just what I was looking for

    I had obtained some beautiful partially quilted maple for a mandolin back and sides and wanted some maple to contrast in the neck. I went to my local Woodcraft and found this wood. It has nice long gray and brown streaks and about a dozen beatle holes and a couple of tunnels. this should work out nice since the woods have a close match in overall color.

  5. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    1 of 2 boards incorrect; Wormy Maple

    The correct board was very good looking, however, I already have a large supply of the incorrect board - "Wormy Maple". It wasn't worth my time, money, and effort to send back the incorrect item. I was dissapointed but maybe next time you'll get it right.

  6. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    just this one order

    I am not sure this is the format to use to send this message, but it was right in front of me, so I took this route. I have been ordering from you for a long time, and shopping in the store, when I could. This is the first wood I have been disappointed in. I have gotten gorgeous ambrosia maple in the past, but this time I got maple--but very little ambrosia. This is extremely bland wood! The "bottom line", where I answered "No, I would not recommend" is based strictly on this order. I have received very good wood in the past.

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