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Ambrosia Maple

Ambrosia Maple is a beautiful, unique wood that has a striking figure and color. The wood is characterized by its swirls and streaks, which are caused by the Ambrosia beetle boring into the tree. It is strong and durable. The wood is also prized for its color, which can range from light pink to deep red, depending on the age of the tree. This makes it a popular choice for furniture, flooring, and other decorative items.
Our Ambrosia Maple is sourced from the Northeastern United States

Common Names:  Ambrosia maple, wormy maple
Scientific Names: Acer spp
Distribution:  Northeastern United States
Janka Hardness: 700 to 950 lbf (4,230 N)

LENGTH 75" to 85" (Inches)
WIDTH 5" to 7" (Inches)
THICKNESS Nominal Thickness 8/4
(The planning/smoothing process removes some thickness)
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KILN-DRIED? Yes
MOISTER CONTENT 7% to 9%
GRADE Prime

How To Order Lumber
What is Nominal & Actual Thickness?

 

Exotic Wood Zone offers some of the finest Exotic Woods and American Hardwood Lumbers. These Hardwood Lumbers are consistently dried to a moisture content between 6-8% and properly conditioned. 

 

About Lumber Sizes

Width: 5" to 7"

The price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. If you need custom widths, please contact us. (We also provide straight edge rip for free)

Length: 75" to 85"

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. The length you receive depends on how much you order.

Thickness: 2"

Also known as 8/4,
8/4 lumber is a nominal measurement of 2 inches thick. (this is rough swan lumber)
If you need a planned and smooth surface, we provide it at no cost. (Note: the planning process removes some thickness.)
See Surface Finishing Details

 

Due to shipping costs, we will not ship over 7 ft in Length.

If you need more than 50 board feet, feel free to contact us. We are happy to serve you better for 100% satisfaction.

 

How To Order Lumber

1

Choose the wood species and thickness according to your needs.

2

Decide and choose how much you need in board feet.

3

Now choose the surfacing options to get the perfect lumber you want.

 

What Is Surface Finishing/Planing?

Rough Sawn- The edges are rough cut and both surfaces will be unplanned.

SLR1E (straight line ripped one edge )- one edge is ripped straight.

SLR2E (straight line ripped two edges)- two edges is ripped straight.

S2S - The board has been run through a planer producing two flat faces, but the edges are left rough.

S3S - The board has been surfaced S2S first, then one edge is ripped straight (also known as SLR1E or straight line ripped one edge).

S4S - The board has surfaced on both faces (S2S) and received a rip on both edges, resulting in a board with two flat and parallel faces and two flat and parallel edges. This is the stuff you usually find for sale in the hardwood section of big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes.
Note: Planing will reduce the total board feet you receive slightly. Moreover, the actual thickness may vary slightly.

 


You take the length x width x thickness and then divide this by 144 (if all measurements are in inches)Here’s an example. A Lumber piece measures 20” wide, 48” long, and 1” thick Then the board feet will be 20 x 48 x 1

Yes, most of our lumber, luthier products, turning blanks, bowl blanks, etc are all rough cut. We do plane body blanks and this option is added when you buy. We do plane them down at no extra cost.

Nominal sizes harken back to the original rough green lumber sizes. The actual sizes are sizes after drying and surfacing the rough green lumber on all four sides.

Nominal Thickness Actual Thickness (S1S) Actual Thickness (S2S)
4/4 (1") inch 7/8 inch 13/16 inch
6/4 (1-1/2") inch 1-3/8 inch 1-5/16 inch
8/4 (2") inch 1-13/16 inch 1-3/4 inch
12/4 (3") inch 2-13/16 inch 2-3/4 inch
16/4 (4") inch 3-13/16 inch 3-3/4 inch

Yes, we do custom size orders. But there has to be a minimum of $200 order. But again we try our best to help out in other cases if we can.
Please email at jockey@exoticwoodzone.com
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Yes, we utilize a network of freight shipping companies and are happy to arrange that for you.

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  • The writeup on this particular lot says 10 to 20 board feet, Which is it, 10 or 20? It makes a big difference!

    There is Choose option here for board feet size..
    You can choose 10 board feet package and price changes according to ther
    Or you can choose 20 board feet package and price will change for 20 board feet.

1) Are these sizes true sizes?
Yes, these sizes are True. The Measurements that you see are what you will be getting. For example, if it says 2" x 2" x 12” then that's the exact size you will be getting. However, If you ask, it will be planned or jointed. Then the answer is no. It will be rough sawn cut sizes.

2) Are these kiln-dried or air-dried
80 percent of our stock is kiln-dried. The stock that is not kiln dried is East Indian Rosewood, Gaboon Ebony, and Black palm. Leopardwood that's 2” and above is not kiln dried. We normally sell this kiln-dried. But the current stock is not kiln dried.

3) What is Moisture?
Kiln-dried are mostly between 8-10 percent. We are located in St. Louis, Missouri so we have high humidity and hence our moisture is high. Air-dried varies mostly by 12-15 percent.

4) Are these Quarter Cut or Rift sawn or Flat sawn?
This varies. However, 100 percent of our back and sides, neck blanks, and fingerboards are Quarter cut and book matched except Birdseye maple.

5) Are these rough cuts?
Yes, most of our lumber, luthier products, turning blanks, bowl blanks, etc are all rough cut. We do plane body blanks and this option is added when you buy. We do plane them down at no extra cost.

6) Are these Planned or Jointed?
Not planned or jointed. We do this occasionally for customers who don't have access t