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01-07-2018 06:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood id curly maple

I think this wood is curly maple. But I’m not sure about the green coloration. I have a clear poly finish on this.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 01-07-2018 06:54 AM

Maple isn’t green but poplar often has green streaks.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 01-07-2018 11:06 AM

It’s a soft Maple. More than likely Red Maple.

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#3 posted 01-07-2018 11:47 AM

I agree with Tony … curly red maple … see: http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/maple,%20red.htm

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#4 posted 01-07-2018 01:09 PM

I am with Tony, too. Definitely soft maple, red maple. The heartwood color is spot on for red maple.

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#5 posted 01-07-2018 01:27 PM

+1 for the soft maple. Got it on my wood rack right now. Sometimes called paint grade maple, depending on where you live. (assumes you will paint it due to the coloration)

BTW, I find it beautiful in certain applications, such as your cross. I use it on golf club hat racks, people love the color changes and it is much cheaper.

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#6 posted 01-07-2018 01:38 PM

Guys you never fail to amaze me with your knowledge. At least I had the maple right. Thanks again and God Bless!!!

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#7 posted 01-07-2018 01:47 PM

Technically it should be called tiger maple, not curly maple.

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#8 posted 01-07-2018 02:56 PM



Technically it should be called tiger maple, not curly maple.

- dhazelton

Curly, Tiger and Fiddle back Maple is all one in the same figure. Some claim that it all depends on the degree/quality/quantity of the curl present as to what label it gets.
I’ve never spoken to anyone, or read anything definitive as to what those thresholds are though in lets say…’curls per inch’ for example. Ask 5 people or vendors, and you’ll usually get 5 different answers….and 5 more who disagree with them.
So…..You’re not wrong calling it Tiger Maple…..But neither is anyone else here for simply calling it curly.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#9 posted 01-07-2018 09:07 PM



I agree with Tony … curly red maple … see: http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/maple,%20red.htm

- Ron Aylor


None of those look like the OP pics.

I’ve cut up a good bit of soft maple, never seen any with green. I still say poplar.

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#10 posted 01-07-2018 09:24 PM

I’ve seen a bunch of soft maple scraps from a local cabinet shop with that coloration. Most were because of beetles.

By soft maple I really mean alder.

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#11 posted 01-07-2018 10:41 PM



Maple isn t green but poplar often has green streaks.

- Rick_M


Never seen Poplar with that kind of figure.

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#12 posted 01-07-2018 10:51 PM

You would never see me painting that wood, I think it’s beautiful. Wish I had some of it. I’d love to see a picture of it when you get it put up in place. Good job looks Great.
Gerald

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#13 posted 01-07-2018 11:07 PM

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#14 posted 01-07-2018 11:11 PM

is it possible thats heartwood in with sapwood? in the soft maple variety?

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#15 posted 01-08-2018 12:29 AM



Never seen Poplar with that kind of figure.
- Ripper70

I’ve never seen green maple.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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