Also Known As

Red Leaf Maple, Soft Maple

Thicknesses

4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Grades

F&B

  • 4/4 is sorted NHLA 6″ wider 7′ and longer.
  • 5/4 and thicker is sorted NHLA 5″ wider 7′ and longer
  • Minimum 80% sap 1 face and better

S&B

  • Brown F&B. Any F&B board not meeting the 80% sap 1 face requirement
  • NHLA 4″ wider 7′ and longer
  • Available in 4/4 only

6SEL

  • NHLA selects 6′ only. NHLA 4″ wider
  • Minimum 80% sap 1 face and better
  • Available in 4/4 only

SELN

  • NHLA selects pulled to width 4.0″ – 5.5″ sorted 7′ and longer
  • Minimum 80% sap 1 face and better
  • Available in 4/4 only

1 COM

  • NHLA 3″ wider 6′ and longer
  • Sap 1 face and better
  • 5/4 and thicker is unselected for color

2, 3 COM

  • NHLA 3″ wider 6′ and longer
  • Sap 1 face and better

FSC Available

Upon Request (View Certificate)

Green Available

Yes

Available Figured (Curly)

Yes (view image)

Available WHND (Wormy)

Yes (view image)

Physical Characteristics

Red Maple is similar in appearance to Hard Maple. Its close grained sapwood generally is creamy white and its heartwood reddish brown. The grain of Red Maple Hardwood is often dotted with flecks. Figured grain is less common but highly prized for certain product applications. Our Red Maple lumber is 100% Red Leaf Maple and comes from within about 100 mile radius (62 km) of our manufacturing facilities. We do not mix Silver Leaf with this species, as is a common practice in the industry. Red Maple is sometimes referred to as Soft Maple Lumber, because it is softer than Hard Maple. It machines well and can be finished to resemble Hard Maple, Black Cherry or Alder so is sometimes used as a substitute.

If you’re looking for Red Maple lumber in full truckload or container load quantities, contact us for a quote today. Mixed species, thickness and grade inquiries are welcome.