LiveEdge Silver Maple

$1,247.00

Species: Silver Maple

Length: 80"
Width (Bottom): 29"
Width (Middle): 26"
Width (Top): 40"
Thickness: 2"
Board Foot: 35.19 BDFT
Weight Estimate: 147 Pounds

Origin:

Shipping Information:

-Slab Ships From: Battle Ground, Washington
-All slabs are subject to freighted shipping. Once purchased, we will contact you via email 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:

-Email: info@hamiltonleesupply.com
-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 Name(s): Silver maple

Scientific Name: Acer saccharinum

Distribution: Native to the northeastern United States

Tree Size: Grows to heights of 80-115 feet (25-35 meters) with trunk diameters of 2-3 feet (0.6-1.0 meters)

Average Dried Weight: Approximately 33 pounds per cubic foot (530 kilograms per cubic meter)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): Ranges from 0.44 to 0.53

Janka Hardness: Measures around 700 pounds of force (3,110 Newtons)

Modulus of Rupture: About 8,900 pounds per square inch (61.4 MPa)

Color/Appearance: Sapwood is commonly used and ranges from almost white to light golden or reddish-brown. The heartwood is a darker reddish-brown. Silver maple can exhibit curly or quilted grain patterns.

Grain/Texture: Generally straight grain, but may be wavy, with a fine and even texture. Growth rings are lighter and less distinct than those in hard maple.

Rot Resistance: Rated as non-durable to perishable concerning decay resistance.

Workability: Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Maple can burn when machined with high-speed cutters, such as routers. It turns, glues, and finishes well but may require a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner for even staining.

Odor: No characteristic odor.

Allergies/Toxicity: Silver maple, like other maples in the Acer genus, can cause skin irritation, a runny nose, and asthma-like respiratory effects. Refer to the Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety articles for more details.

Pricing/Availability: Typically very moderately priced. Figured pieces, such as those with curly or quilted grain patterns, may be more expensive.

Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Silver maple is used for veneer, pulpwood for paper production, boxes, crates, pallets, musical instruments, turned objects, and other small specialty wood items.

Comments: Silver maple is named for the silvery undersides of its leaves. It can be distinguished from sugar maple by the deep notches between the lobes of its leaves. Silver maple belongs to the soft maples group, with lighter, softer, and weaker wood compared to hard maple. For more information, see the article on the Differences Between Hard Maple and Soft Maple.