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Hard Maple, Brown
|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.|
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|
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