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Forum topic by WadeHolloway posted 11-13-2014 09:39 PM 1392 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-13-2014 09:39 PM

I just happened to be on the Woodcraft website and they had some maple posted for sale. Honey Roasted Maple. They said it was a special process that involves heating at high temps and special stabilization that does not use any chemicals. Sounds like they heat it up just enough that it does not catch fire and call it a special process. I guess the high heat cough change some of the proteins in the cellulose with the result being a piece of wood that is more stable and more resistant to moisture changes, just not sure that this is the case. Anyway has anyone else heard of this or used any of it before? The picture looked like a piece of oak with maple grain.

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 11:49 PM

Check out this previous thread:

Often called torrefied maple.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 11-14-2014 01:06 AM

I have used a fair amount of this wood. It has a pretty color but the wood is pretty brittle compared to maple that is kiln dried using a traditional method. I would never use it as the sole wood in a piece of furniture that will hold a heavy load. It is also a bit of a pain to work with hand tools.

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#3 posted 11-14-2014 02:09 AM

Thanks for the hep guys, great info. I am making a couple of train sets, I may mix some of it with some Quarter Sawn Red Oak I have for different parts of the train.

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#4 posted 09-13-2015 07:18 PM

Quilted & Roasted Maple Jewelry Box see

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