One of the most popular hardwood lumber species is hard maple. Hard maple grows in a vast area that ranges from Minnesota to Maine and from Canada through Kentucky.
Main times hardwood lumber buyers will have a preference for where their hard maple comes from. One of the most requested areas we see for hard maple is New York State. And since we operate several hardwood sawmills and lumber yards in New York, we can understand why.
Some of the things we focus on when manufacturing hard maple start way before the sawmill. For example, much of the lumber we produce is harvested from timber grown by private landowners. Our certified foresters work hand and hand with land owners to develop a partnership covers the entire forest management process. This includes everything from project planning to timber selection to the actual harvesting process and land restoration.
We are fortunate that our hardwood sawmills are geographically located in the different corners of the State. This provides us the opportunity to maximize hardwood log procurement, direct the logs to the appropriate sawmill and help keep lumber with similar characteristics, grain patterns and color together improving the overall lumber quality in the finished boards for our customers.
The American Lumber sawmills are staffed with some of the finest experienced sawyers in the industry. We saw thicknesses from 4/4 to 8/4 on a regular basis. From time to time we will saw 10/4, 12/4 or 16/4 hard maple. We properly manage the grading, sorting and kiln drying processes in our own facilities to ensure our customers receive the highest quality hard maple in the industry.
If you use hard maple lumber in whatever you make, such as hardwood flooring, cabinets, or other items let us know. We carry all hardwood grades, including a 100% white sort of hard maple. Maybe some of our New York hard maple will work for you!