LiveEdge Norway Maple


Species: Norway Maple

Length: 60"
Width (Bottom): 8"
Width (Middle): 11"
Width (Top): 15"
Thickness: 1.75"
Board Foot: 8.26 BDFT
Weight Estimate: 34 Pounds

Origin: Battleground, Washington

Shipping Information:

-Slab Ships From: Battle Ground, Washington
-All slabs are subject to freighted shipping. Once purchased, we will contact you via email or phone to coordinate and secure the best negotiated shipping rate for your location. Shipping costs are based on your zip code, residential/commercial address classification, and whether a liftgate/forklift is required.
If you can't find a slab that perfectly fits your needs among our listed options, feel free to reach out to us directly. We can check our inventory for additional slabs that may suit your preferences.

Contact Information:

-Phone: 360.601.8388

Transform your vision into reality with our remarkable Live Edge slabs. Embrace the artistry of nature in your next woodworking project and create a unique masterpiece for your home.

Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this kiln-dried slab is project-ready, ensuring minimal wood movement and cracking. Our state-of-the-art iDry vacuum kiln removes moisture, guaranteeing its suitability for your project right away.

Please note that as each tree is unique, no two slabs are alike. This individuality guarantees that your furniture piece, whether it's a table, shelf, or any other creation, will be truly one-of-a-kind.

At Hamilton Lee Supply, we are committed to preserving and reusing stunning wood materials. Our focus on sustainability means that every slab tells a story and contributes to a greener future.

Common Names: Norway Maple
Scientific Name: Acer platanoides
Distribution: Native to Europe and western Asia; also planted in North America
Tree Size: Grows to a height of 65100 feet (2030 meters) with a trunk diameter of 35 feet (1.01.5 meters)
Average Dried Weight: Approximately 40.3 pounds per cubic foot (645 kilograms per cubic meter)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): Ranges from 0.50 to 0.65
Janka Hardness: Estimated at around 1,010 pounds of force (4,510 Newtons)
Modulus of Rupture: Approximately 16,680 pounds per square inch (115.0 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: About 1,538,000 pounds per square inch (10.60 GPa)
Crushing Strength: Around 8,560 pounds per square inch (59.0 MPa)

Color/Appearance: The sapwood of Norway Maple is commonly used, ranging from almost white to light golden or reddishbrown, while the heartwood is a darker reddishbrown. Curly or quilted grain patterns can also be observed.
Grain/Texture: Norway Maple has straight grain with a fine, uniform texture.
Rot Resistance: Rated as nondurable to perishable concerning decay resistance.
Workability: It is relatively easy to work with hand and machine tools, but may burn when machined with highspeed cutters. It turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and preconditioners or gel stains may be necessary for even coloring.
Odor: Norway Maple does not have a distinctive odor.
Allergies/Toxicity: Norway Maple, like other maples in the Acer genus, has been known to cause skin irritation, runny nose, and asthmalike respiratory effects. Refer to Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety articles for more information.
Pricing/Availability: Generally moderately priced where available domestically, especially in Europe. Figured pieces such as curly or quilted grain patterns are likely to be more expensive. Limited harvesting in North America.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Norway Maple is used for veneer, paper (pulpwood), boxes, crates/pallets, musical instruments, turned objects, and other small specialty wood items.
Comments: Norway Maple has been widely planted as a shade tree in North America, particularly as a replacement for elm trees lost to Dutch elm disease. It grows quickly but has been considered an invasive species due to its fast growth, dense shade, and shallow roots. Norway Maple is somewhat intermediate between hard and soft maple and is related to field maple, another European species with intermediate hardness. It's also believed that many Stradivarius and other older Italian violins were constructed from Norway Maple.