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Silver Maple
« on: April 22, 2020, 07:46:30 AM »
Any one sawed them? Nice grain or boring? Was offered a couple nice logs, some call it water maple. Growing along the river.

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Re: Silver Maple
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 08:11:25 AM »
They are much whiter than the red maple. Many are wormy and that's the big fad. In the so called Ambrosia maple the silver maple is the most attractive by far.

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Re: Silver Maple
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 06:28:08 AM »
I have sawed some silver maple and like the other gentleman said . Very white ! Lol but I was happy with it 

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Re: Silver Maple
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 07:15:41 AM »
Plan to go get 1 and try it.

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Re: Silver Maple
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 08:43:04 AM »
Maples are all sap wood. They have no heart wood. They have all that water to loose while drying and this results in shrinkage and staining under the sticks. In 4/4 and 5/4 the sticks should be 12" o.c. and moved after a month or so. I have had good luck using 3/4" wide [1 " thick] very rough, very dry sticks cut on a circle mill. I did not move them. Grooved or fluted sticks may work also. Drying maple is the hard part.


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