Ambrosia Maple hardwood lumber boards
Ambrosia Maple hardwood lumber boards
Ambrosia Maple hardwood lumber boards

Ambrosia Maple (Wormy Maple) 4/4

Regular price $120.00

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Ambrosia Maple, commonly referred to as Wormy Maple, is not a distinct species of Maple hardwood. The Ambrosia beetle causes the wormy pattern in Soft Maple lumber and the result is very unique looking hardwood. Our Ambrosia Maple is technically Red Maple (Soft Maple). This run of Ambrosia Maple is full of character and features a nice blend of bright white and gray tones, unique discoloration and distinctive grain pattern. Expect boards to have natural features such as knots, wane, pith, worm holes, rough edges, and/or splits. You will not receive boards with large holes or rot.

Select between a 10 board feet box and a 20 board feet box. Boxes are packed with boards that are surfaced-2-sides and come 4/4 (1 inch thick), range from 4 to 8 inches in width, and range from 1 to 6 feet in length. These boxes are packed based on board footage and not by board size. Our hardwood isn’t a finished thickness (hit or miss) and may still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your boards to fit your project.

1" (Actual: 15/16")
4" to 8" possible
1' to 6' possible

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Michael Ryan
Good and bad

This was my second bundle of 20 BF of ambrosia maple. The first bundle I would give a five star rating, good character and a variety of dimensions. The second bundle I was hoping to get a range of board widths and it was all 4 inches. The boards were of very good quality and character, just lacking in the one dimension.

Samuel Koszer

Hi. I first want to thank Jathan for helping me in getting started since I am a newbie. The grain of the Ambrosia is very pleasing to the eye. The selection of the boards were very accommodating to my project. The boards were delivered as promised and seemed to be of good quality and very straight. Thank you.

Fantastic boards

Was apprehensive about the whole random boards footnote with this, but I stayed hopeful. Boards were fantastic and a great size size. I felt I had enough large and medium pieces here to work with and all with great patterns


Soft Maple

Soft Maple is a medium to large hardwood species that prefers full sun and moist soil. Despite its name, Soft Maple holds the same hardness rating as Cherry hardwood on the Janka Hardness Scale.

⚠️ WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer.  Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection.  For more information go to


Have a question that you don't see? Check out our full FAQ page.

At Forest 2 Home, our lumber is S2S (surfaced 2 sides), unless otherwise noted, and is commonly referred to as hit or miss. Hit or miss markings are not defects and are totally normal in the planing process.

Generally, you can clean hit or miss up beautifully at 13/16" or to your preferred thickness at home, which is what we mean by "Our hardwood isn’t a finished thickness (hit or miss) and may still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your boards to fit your project."

Have any questions about hit or miss? Email us and a Forest 2 Home team member would be happy to help.

Right below our Premium grade is our new Character grade, which can include knots between 1/4" and 2", bark, and wane. You can still expect no splits. We have Character grade boards in several sizes and species. This grade is perfect for unique statement pieces. Shoot us an email at to learn more, see photos, and place a custom order.

A board foot is a unit of measurement for lumber. A board foot is calculated by taking the length (in feet) x width (in inches) divided by 12 x thickness (in inches).

S2S stands for surfaced 2 sides.  It may still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Opposite of heartwood, sapwood is the living part of the wood, commonly found near the outside of the log and has a white coloration.

Heartwood extends from the pith to the sapwood. The cells of this part of the wood no longer participate in the life processes of the tree which cause it to have a brown coloration.

Wane is the bark or lack of wood on the edges and corners of lumber. Our team ensures no wane by running our lumber through a planer to create square edges on all sides.

Pith is located at the very center of a tree and composed of soft, spongy cells. It has a greater tendency to crack and is unstable. All of our wood is thoroughly inspected to make sure no final board contains pith, leaving you with a durable hardwood board.

Yes, we shrink wrap the boards together to eliminate any boards shifting during transit. We also use edge protectors to protect the corners and edges of your hardwood against any damage.

Our grain guide has information about each species and also has a grain picture to help you identify each hardwood species. 

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