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Pacific Coast Maple Lumber Supplier

Pacific Coast Maple Lumber Supplier for Canada – BC – Vancouver

Pacific Coast Maple (Acer macrophyllum) is also known as Western Maple and Big Leaf Maple. It is British Columbia's only commercially usable maple and grows primarily on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands and mainland coast.


Maple sapwood is sometimes white or pink in colour while the heartwood is pink or brown. Texture is uniform and the grain is prevalent. The lumber is moderately heavy and hard, of medium strength and not decay resistant. Pacific Coast Maple kiln dries well with little or no degrade. It provides excellent machining, gluing and screw holding and finishing properties.

This coastal lumber is widely used in furniture, cabinet, case goods, flooring and specialty applications. Maple cutting boards and butcher's blocks testify to the rugged utility of this hard and fine grained wood.

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Select and Better – 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 12/4 thickness


- Highest yield available for Pacific Coast Maple

- Graded from the better face with unlimited 4" x 36” or 3" x 72” cuttings

- Yields 83 % clear face cuttings

- Reverse face must be "sound back” and better

- Widths 4” and wider allowing 5% 3-1/2” 

- Lengths are 6', 7', 8', 9', 10' Heavy to 8' and 10' lengths

- Graded after Kiln Drying to 6-8% max 12% mc 

- S2S at 1/16” under the tallied size. (for example 4/4 is S2S at 15/16” and 5/4 is S2S to 1-3/16”) 

- Note Pin Knots no defect in cuttings.




#1 Shop – 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 12/4 thickness


- Second highest yield available for Pacific Coast Maple

- Graded from the better face with unlimited 3" x 36” or 4" x 24” cuttings

- Yields 66 % clear face cuttings

- Reverse face cuttings must be "sound back” and better

- Widths 4” and wider allowing 5% 3-1/2”

- Lengths are 6', 7', 8', 9', 10' Heavy to 8' and 10' lengths

- Graded after Kiln Drying to 6-8% max 12% mc 

- S2S at 1/16” under the tallied size (for example 4/4 is S2S at 15/16” and 5/4 is S2S to 1-3/16”) 

- Note Pin Knots no defect in cuttings



#2 Shop – 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 12/4 thickness


- Third highest yield available for Pacific Coast Maple

- 2 Shop grade consists of shorter clear two-face and clear one-face cuttings

- Yields 50% minimum size 3”x24” 1 face clear cuttings

- Reverse face must be "sound back” and better

- Widths 4” and wider allowing 5% 3-1/2” 

- Lengths are 6', 7', 8', 9', 10' Heavy to 8' and 10' lengths

- Graded after Kiln Drying to 6-8% max 12% mc 

- S2S at 1/16” under the tallied size (for example 4/4 is S2S at 15/16” and 5/4 is S2S to 1-3/16”)

- Note Pin Knots no defect in cuttings



Frame Grade – 4/4, 5/4, 6/4 thickness


Structural grade boards for upholstery frame construction Frame Grade will require ripping to yield long rails and short parts for sofa construction parts

- Yields 66% minimum 1 sound cuttings size 4”x72” per piece with balance 4” x 24” sound cuttings

- Some unsound cuttings allowed

- Cuttings allowed to have bark pockets, season checks, surface shake, worm holes and limited wane

- Widths 4” and wider allowing 5% 3-1/2” 

- Lengths are 6', 7', 8', 9', 10' Heavy to 8' and 10' lengths

- Graded after Kiln Drying to 6-8% max 12% mc 

- S2S at 1/16” under the tallied size



#3 Shop – 4/4 thickness


- Appropriate for economy short frame components, core stock and fingerjoint blocks

- Clear two-face cuttings and structurally sound cuttings to make up the over-all minimum yield of 33%

- Minimum size cuttings 3”x24” sound and clear

- Widths 4” and wider allowing 5% 3-1/2”

- Lengths are 6', 7', 8', 9', 10' Heavy to 8' and 10' lengths

- Graded after Kiln Drying to 6-8% max 12% mc 

- S2S at 1/16” under the tallied size


See how Pacific Coast Maple is used in our Hardwood Blocking and Wedges

Any Questions? Call Us 604-462-7517

                                            

  Chris                                               Doug


Learn more about the Pacific Maple species (PDF)


 

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