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MAPLE, NORWAY

Acer platanoides


A NOTE ABOUT MAPLES IN THE USA



Acer platanoides of the family Aceraceae.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


both sides of a sample plank of Norway maple / Acer platanoides --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


BOTH FACES OF THIS SAMPLE HAVE A LIGHT COAT OF CLEAR PASTE WAX
both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn Norway maple / Acer platanoides--- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Notice the very clear ray flakes, particularly throughout the 2nd face pic.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn Norway maple / Acer platanoides --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The fact that this piece is so perfectly quartersawn leads to the ray flakes being longer than what you normally see in maple.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn Norway maple / Acer platanoides --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. There is a very light curl.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Norway maple / Acer platanoides --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. This piece has a light curl, some obvious blue stain, and a small amount of black line spalting at the bottom edge.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Norway maple / Acer platanoides --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. This piece has a light curl and some obvious blue stain.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn Norway maple / Acer platanoides --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


all 4 faces of a piece of Norway maple from a dead branch off of a neighbor's tree. The lines on the 3rd face are cracks but those on the 1st and 2nd faces are spalting. I wasn't sure what this was and it was on the mystery wood page (#191) for a few days until Mark Peet identified it as Norway maple.


the end grain and a face grain closeup of the piece directly above


HIGH GRIT END GRAIN CLOSEUPS of the same end but one is with the piece inverted so as to have coverage of the whole thing.

web pics:


slab and crotch slab


plank listed as Norway maple / Acer platanoides


planks list as just Norway maple


spalted plank listed as Norway maple


Norway maple bowls turned and photographed by Tom Pleatman, whom I thank for these pics and other contributions to the site. Big enlargements are present.


bowls


burl bowl


Norway maple vase --- one side is figured and the other is spalted ... pretty neat.