Ambrosia Maple

ambrosia-mapleGeneral:  Ambrosia Maple is technically not a specific species of Maple, but rather a general description of any type of Maple that has been infested by ambrosia beetle.  It is usually a "soft" maple.  It is sometimes called wormy maple or ghost maple.  This wood is mostly found in the central part of Eastern United States. Description:  The small beetle bores a network of tunnels and short galleries called cradles. A resulting fungus attack is responsible for the blue, gray and brown streaks and decorative patch work that accompany each tunnel and adjacent wood. The streaks and patch work add a unique look to this hardwood without affecting its structural integrity. The infestation of the ambrosia beetle is terminated during the kiln drying process. Workability: Common Uses: SRH Stock on Hand:

Thicknesses:  4/4" mostly with very rare wider stock available.

Widths:  4' to 6" occasionally wider

Lengths:  Mostly 8' occasional availability of longer pieces but not usually longer than 10'

Large Stock and Slabs:  We currently have 2 large slabs available.  Check them out!

Surfacing:  Wood is skip-planed to expose the grain pattern.

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