Hard maple is prized for its cream to white colored sapwood and light red-brown heartwood. Maple is diffuse porous with a subtle grain pattern -- highlighted by characteristic springwood. The wood is heavy, strong and stiff. Hard Maple works well; stains and finishes nicely.
|Furniture, cabinets, flooring, interior decoration including stairs and paneling, musical instruments, toys, bowling alleys and pins, woodenware.
||Generally available in 4/4 through 8/4 thickness, limited availability 10/4 and thicker.
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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