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Maple by the Piece, 1/2" X 3" X 24"
Maple by the Piece, 1/2" X 3" X 24" Item #: 37482
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$9.99
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Maple by the Piece, 1/2" X 5" X 24"
Maple by the Piece, 1/2" X 5" X 24" Item #: 33695
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$14.99
Each
Maple by the Piece, 1/2" X 3" X 48"
Maple by the Piece, 1/2" X 3" X 48" Item #: 31687
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$19.99
Each
Maple by the Piece, 1/2" X 5" X 48"
Maple by the Piece, 1/2" X 5" X 48" Item #: 38143
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$29.99
Each

Maple by the Piece-1/2" Thickness

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GRP18556_3
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Maple by the Piece-1/2" Thickness
Maple by the Piece-1/2" Thickness
The classic American blonde, Hard Maple features creamy white sapwood with a reddish cast, and rugged durability. The wood has an exceptionally fine, even texture, and tight pores that yield an excellent finished surface. These thin boards are machined S4S to 1/8" and 1/2" thicknesses, eliminating wear and tear on your planer. You won't have to worry about chipout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!

Lumber Details:
  • Tree: May reach a height of 70 to 120 feet, with a 24 to 36 inch diameter trunk
  • Sapwood Color: White with a reddish cast
  • Heartwood Color: Uniformly pale reddish brown or light tan
  • Grain: Usually fairly straight, but can also be curly or wavy. Sometimes exhibits decorative figuring like bird's eye, maple burl, blister, leaf, and fiddleback
  • Texture: Very fine and even
  • Working properties: Due to hardness, tools must be kept very sharp
  • Carving: Responds well to carving tools
  • Steam bending properties: Fair
  • Strength Properties: Very high bending strength. Resistance to compression parallel to the grain is high. Hardness is rated as medium. It is heavy, and resists denting and marring. Hard Maple can be up to 25 percent harder than Soft Maple
(1) Maple by the Piece-1/2" Thickness
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  • Thickness: 1/2"
  • Species: Maple
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: 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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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Maple by the Piece--1/2" thickness
It came on time; well-packaged; and the wood itself with great. I'll order again as soon as I have another project!
November 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
1/2X Maple
Very nice!
October 23, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
just what I needed.
Bought 2 1/2x3x24 pieces of maple, The wood was delivered on time and undamaged. It was clear with no defects just what I needed.
August 31, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Maple
Good product at a fair price. Prompt order processing and delivery as usual. Thank You. This will become a toy truck for someone to enjoy.
July 27, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Handy for drawers
I found this to be high quality lumber, with no waste. It was finished sufficiently that I used it directly (as-is) for making drawers.
July 24, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works well.
June 6, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good boards
After sanding with 80,100,120,150,& 220 grit, the wood was soft and smooth.
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Added Mar 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Maple hardwood
It's hard to find solid hardwood for projects! Rockler has provided me with a quality choice of domestic hardwood for my project! I'll be looking to purchase more for my study rooms counter top! The maple produced quality joinery for drawers and is my choice for creating great finishing look for those edges on the drawers -Chris
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Added Feb 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Just what I asked for - arrived in excellent condition, beautifully straight and ready for use, and has become part of a bass guitar body.
January 26, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
All woods perfect
August 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Its what i needed for my project
Sean G on Aug 16, 2018
Using for blanket chest trays
Dale S on Jul 21, 2018
Its what i needed for my project
Sean G on Aug 16, 2018
making 5 piece guitar neck (center stripe)
Patricia S on Aug 3, 2018
Using for blanket chest trays
Dale S on Jul 21, 2018
More material
Dan M on Jul 1, 2018
chessboard
Robert H on Jun 19, 2018
Christmas Gift project
Donald H on Jun 7, 2018
Cabinet drawer work
Francis G on May 30, 2018
Not sold locally.
Charles C on May 17, 2018
This wood is to be cut into small pieces for segmented wood turning.
Roy W on May 16, 2018
To check the quality
Michael R on May 2, 2018
Building kitchen island double drawers that include an inset utensil tray that slides back into the cabinet when drawer is open (double decker drawer). Using this for the inset tray sides.
Keith P L on Apr 16, 2018
project I'm working on
Ronald L on Feb 11, 2018
Need to cut some maple plugs
John M K on Feb 9, 2018
special project
Ronald L on Feb 5, 2018
right size width
Cavin W on Jan 25, 2018
Plans for jewelry box
Craig W on Jan 21, 2018
working on project
Norbert M on Jan 6, 2018
already 1/2 inch thick and flat. No bowing.
Nolan S on Nov 10, 2017
Christmas project
Sammy T on Oct 26, 2017
Need new wood for driver console on my Motorhome
David N on Oct 1, 2017
To use as an auxiliary fence
Moe on Sep 18, 2017
To make the box featured in woodworkers journal August 2017
Cynthia L on Aug 27, 2017
Making chess boards
Tom F on Aug 15, 2017
needed for a project hard to find locally.
Dale G on Aug 10, 2017
Needed for project.
John on Aug 8, 2017
for a craft project
thomas s on May 30, 2017
To make a jewelry box
Paul s on May 25, 2017
I want to see how hard this wood is.
Alonzo S on May 24, 2017
the size i needed for a project
JAMES D on May 10, 2017
To make small treasure boxes for my grand daughters
Jim B on May 6, 2017
Creating a memory box for my daughter's wedding.
Jenny W on Apr 1, 2017
build keep sake boxes
Michael A on Mar 27, 2017
Hardwood to make children's puzzles with
Forest J on Mar 23, 2017
Needed 1/2" lumber and hard to get
Michael D on Mar 23, 2017
The large router storage case is not tall enough for some of my router bits, so I will use this to make the box taller. I plan to stain it a darker color to contrast with the maple the box is made from.
John P on Mar 10, 2017
this makes great jigs and easy to work
Kevin H on Mar 7, 2017
same as above
Robert J. P on Mar 3, 2017
I needed it.
DARRYL P on Feb 26, 2017
wood working project game board / pieces
Mark H on Feb 19, 2017
building silverware drawer dividers
Keith P on Feb 13, 2017
Decorative boxes!
Jay S on Feb 2, 2017
I was told your wood is of superior quality so I thought I would try some.
John B on Feb 2, 2017
I want to make a small cutting board"
Anthony C on Jan 29, 2017
To finish existing project. Great choice for file cabinets.
Christopher A on Jan 22, 2017
See above
John O on Jan 14, 2017
Need some thin maple to make some units to put some drawers in. Maple matches my desk.
bowwow on Jan 3, 2017
For a clarseach
Biagio S on Jan 3, 2017
Crafting
Richard S on Dec 27, 2016
Turkey calls
Jamie F on Dec 17, 2016
Project.
James N on Nov 27, 2016
making 5 piece guitar neck (center stripe)
Patricia S on Aug 3, 2018
More material
Dan M on Jul 1, 2018
do you sell any type wood pieces longer than 4 feet, closer to 7 or 8 feet long?
George B on May 28, 2015
Maple by the Piece-1/2
Maple by the Piece-1/2" Thickness
Maple by the Piece-1/4
Maple by the Piece-1/4" Thickness
BEST ANSWER: Not from the warehouse, but our stores carry longer pieces
are these maple boards pre-finished?
Carolyn L on Jan 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These boards which I have purchased from Rockler are #1 furniture grade. Depending on the use may require light sanding to reach a gloss finish.
W.M.
Can I get this maple piece in 1/2"x12"x12'? If so how what is the cost?
Sue M on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know what sizes would be available. I got a 1/2" x 5 x 24 piece. Cost was $13.99 plus tax.
Got it at Rockler at Tukwila, (Southcenter), WA.
Why is 3/4" x 3" X 48" marble $9.99 and 1/2" $16.99?
Gilbert S on Jul 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I looked on-line and checked myself and the prices are as you mentioned. I think that Rockler needs to address this question for you.
What are the actual (finished) dimensions of these boards?
Robert B on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought 1/2 x 3 x 24 and that is exactly what I got.
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