Maple: Hard 4/4 and 8/4
Maple: Hard 4/4 and 8/4

Maple: Hard 4/4 and 8/4

   Hard Maple (Acer saccharum) Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Birdseye Maple is a figure found most commonly in Hard Maple, though it's also found less frequently in other species. Hard Maple can also be seen with curly or quilted grain patterns.

   Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though slightly more difficult than Soft Maple due to Hard Maple's higher density. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even color. In tree form, Hard Maple is usually referred to as Sugar Maple, and is the tree most often tapped for maple syrup. It is different from "Soft Maple" in that Hard Maple refers to a specific maple species: Acer sacharum.


Botanical Name

Acer saccharum
Origin Northeastern North America
Janka Hardness 1450 lbf
Average Dried Weight 44 lbs/ft3
Workability Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, slightly more difficult than Soft Maple due to higher density. Hard Maple can burn when being machined with high-speed cutters. Turns, glues, and finishes well, staining can be blotchy.
Related Species Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum)
Black Maple (Acer nigrum)
Box Elder (Acer negundo)
Field Maple (Acer campestre)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)

Sale price$10.50
Per Board foot
Size:4/4
30 board feet available
Quantity:
Pickup available at 4050 Old Cornelia Hwy SKU: WD5-DD-MAP4/4HRD

Maple: Hard 4/4 and 8/4

4/4

4050 Old Cornelia Hwy
SKU: WD5-DD-MAP4/4HRD

4050 Old Cornelia Hwy
Gainesville GA 30507
United States

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