MAPLE 4/4" 1 COM

Rough Cut – Random Widths – Random Lengths

The Number 1 Common grade is often referred to as “cabinet grade” in the USA because of its adaptability to the standard sizes of kitchen cabinet doors used throughout the United States. Number 1 Common is widely used in the manufacture of furniture parts as well, for this same reason. The Number 1 Common grades includes boards that are a minimum of 3" wide and 4’ long and will yield clear face cuttings form 66 2/3% up to, but not including, the minimum requirement for FAS. The smallest clear cuttings allowed are 3" by 3' and 4" by 2'. The number of these clear cuttings is determined by the size of the board.

The sapwood of Soft Maple varies in color from creamy white to greyish-white and is sometimes marked with darker colored pith flecks. Although not as rich as Hard Maple, the heartwood is similar in color, with reddish-brown tones ranging from light to dark. The growth rings of Soft Maple are not as distinct as those of Hard Maple. Soft maple is straight-grained, without the exceptional burled or birds-eye characteristics that can be found in Hard Maple.

Soft Maple is less hard and stiff than Hard Maple, and low in stiffness and shock resistance. It machines well, with minimum blunting to tools, and can be nailed or screwed satisfactorily. Soft Maple takes stain exceptionally well.

Region: Eastern United States and Pacific Northwest.


  • 4/4" Soft Maple Lumber
  • #1 Common
  • Random widths/lengths
  • Region: Eastern United States and Pacific Northwest.
  • Less hard and stiff than Hard Maple
  • Machines easily, glues, nails and paints well.
  • Used for furniture, cabinets, turnings, plywood and veneers