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Ambrosia Maple

hand finished with Natural Cherry toned lacquer

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Ambrosia Maple is the traditional name for a form of red maple found locally in Maryland and Virginia. It has distinctive long, tapered streaks running with the grain with contrasting brownish-grey hues. This striking coloration is also sometimes called Ghost Maple or Wormy Maple. Click here for more details about why we only use solid air-dried Ambrosia maple to build our platforms, speaker stands, and A/V racks.

Where our handsome clear satin finish doesn’t fit in with room décor, we offer custom options of cherry, rosewood or black. Coloring maple is surprisingly tricky; standard wood stains give very mixed results. So we hired a finishing specialist to work with the Amish to develop for us special toned-lacquer blends with a multi-step finish tailored to the unique problems of staining Ambrosia maple. And the results are stunning! Natural Cherry matches wonderfully with many warmer, golden-hued finishes and doesn’t obscure the distinctive grain of our maple. Deep Rosewood is a rich, translucent dark red. Black Satin is an elegant, opaque finish that hides natural wood grain.


SAMSON V.1 with Natural Cherry toned finish

black steel uprights, semigloss black hardware, with matched platforms mounted on Black Isoblocks

Platform Color Sample

2" air-dried Ambrosia maple with Natural Cherry toned finish

Maple Bedrock With Natural Cherry Toned Finish

hand polished brass speaker mounting and stand footers

Modded Stanton ST150

Ambrosia maple skirt with Natural Cherry toned finish

Vibration Control System Bundle

polished brass footers, 2" air-dried maple platform with Natural Cherry toned finish, and Black Isoblocks

Custom Modded H.H. Scott

Ambrosia maple faceplate with Natural Cherry toned finish

AC Power Stratum

4" Ambrosia maple base with Natural Cherry finish

Custom Modded H.H. Scott

decoupled Ambrosia maple cover with Natural Cherry toned finish

SAMSON Color Swatch

Ambrosia maple with Natural Cherry toned finish, black steel uprights, polished brass hardware

SAMSON Color Sample

Ambrosia maple with Natural Cherry toned finish, nickel-zinc steel uprights, polished brass hardware

SAMSON Color Sample

Ambrosia maple with Natural Cherry toned finish, nickel-zinc steel uprights, metallic silver brass hardware