Soft Maple is similar in color, grain pattern and texture to Hard Maple. It is widely used as a substitute for Hard Maple because of its similarity in color, grain pattern, etc. It is about 25% softer than Hard Maple. The sapwood of Soft Maple may be less white than Hard Maple -- the heartwood, may be more gray/tan.
|Furniture, cabinets, moulding, toys, containers.
||Widely available in thicknesses 4/4 through 8/4. Generally available 10/4 and thicker.
||Low to moderate.
Relative Working Properties
||Resistance to splitting in nailing
||Resistance to splitting in screwing
|Specific gravity (12% m.c.)
||Average shipping weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) air dry
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