Red Maple, also known as “Soft Maple” and “Swamp Maple, is similar in appearance to Hard Maple, but its close grained sapwood generally is creamy white and its heartwood reddish brown. The grain is often dotted with pith flecks. Figured grain is rare but highly prized.
Our Red Maple is 100% Red Leaf Maple. We do not mix Silver Leaf with this species, as some of our competitors do. We produce Red Maple lumber in 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, and 10/4 standard thicknesses. Packages are sorted according to National Hardwood Lumber Association rules as F&B or FAS&FAS1F (Face and better) grade, #1 common grade, and #2 common grade. Narrow selects and short selects often are available in 4/4 and 5/4. All grades treat worm holes as defects (WHAD).