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Hard Maple, Brown

Common Name: Hard Maple
Latin Name: Acer Saccharum
Characteristics of the Tree: It can grow to a moderate size of 70m (90ft) in height and reach a diameter of
750mm (2ft 6in).
Characteristics of the Wood: The heavy wood is hard wearing, straight grain and fine texture. The heartwood is light reddish-brown, while the sapwood is often selected for its qualities of whiteness.
Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, flooring, turnery,
musical instruments, butcher's blocks and veneer.
The wood is difficult to work with hand and machine tools, particularly if irregularly grained. It accepts glues well.
Finishing: It accepts stain well and can be polished to a fine finish.
Average Dry Weight: 740kg/m3 (46lb/ft3)
Source Information: "Collins Good Wood Guide", Harper/Collins Publishers

Click here to learn more about this species from Purdue University.