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Soft Maple - 3" x 3" x 36"

Item 840483
Model Maple, Soft 3x3x36

$38.39

Soft Maple (Acer rubrum) is about 25% softer than hard maples. The sapwood is indistinguishable from the heartwood, which is creamy white in color with a close, straight grain. It works well with hand machine tools and can be stained and polished to an excellent finish. Common uses for...

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Soft Maple (Acer rubrum) is about 25% softer than hard maples. The sapwood is indistinguishable from the heartwood, which is creamy white in color with a close, straight grain. It works well with hand machine tools and can be stained and polished to an excellent finish. Common uses for soft maple include furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, musical instruments, turnings and millwork.

Features:

  • Good steam-bending properties
  • Despite its name, soft maple is still harder, stronger, and more durable than many other varieties of wood
  • Glues, stains and finishes well
  • Native to the Eastern United States
Specifications:
  • Thickness: 3"
  • Width: 3"
  • Length: 36"
What's Included:
  • (1) Soft Maple - 2" x 2" x 36" - Wood Turning Stock
Notes:
  • 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.

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