Question (WOODWEB Member) :
We are in the process of sawing a bunch of maple for a customer and my dad is calling it cut-leaf maple - is he correct? We have never sawed anything that looks like this. Also I am supposed to kiln dry it for him. There is an obvious twist in the lumber - what should I expect when I dry this - airplane propellers? What schedule is recommended? Also, what kind of price would anyone put on this type of wood?
(Sawing and Drying Forum)
From Gene Wengert, forum technical advisor:
Cut leaf maple is a horticultural variety of maple and would not be a commercial lumber species. It would be expected to have a lot of tension wood, which you are seeing. It would not be plentiful, so the fact that you have a bunch of logs suggests a different species.