Maple, Ambrosia 4" x 8" x 8"
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...
- Wormy soft maple
- Intriguing patterns
- Finishes well
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.
In this issue of Woodcraft Magazine, Tommy MacDonald of Rough Cut becomes a cooper, building this coopered leg table. A cooper is someone who makes wooden staved vessels. A woodstave is a narrow length of wood with a slightly beveled edge to form the sides of barrels, tanks, pipelines, and in this feature, legs for a beautifully built table made from Ambrosia Maple. Everything a cooper produces is referred to as cooperage. Tommy recreates this methodology in this issue and in this video from Season 3 of Rough Cut.