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 beetles. The beetles bore into the tree, and with it bring fungus that discolors the wood. The Ambrosia beetle causes the wormy pattern in soft maple, and the result is very unique-looking product. The wood has beautiful brown and gray stripes with small worm holes. This lovely pattern will not affect the final performance of the wood in any negative way. Many craftspeople have purchased ambrosia maple for use in a wide variety of turned projects.
Because spalting is caused by the decay process and wood can be soft, care should be taken to stabilize any weaker areas of the wood.
Big Leaf Maple (Ambrosia Figure) Products
Note: our wood products are sold with no guarantee of moisture content.
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