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.
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.
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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