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Hard Maple

Botanical Name
Acer saccharum

Other Names
Black maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple

Origin
North America

Sapwood Colour
White with reddish tinge, possible pith flecks

Heartwood Colour

Uniformly pale reddish brown or light tan, possible pith flecks

Grain
Typical straight but sometimes curly or wavy, close grained and occasional bird`s eye, maple burl, blistered, leaf and fiddleback

Texture
Fine and even texture

Common Uses
Flooring, furniture, panelling, kitchen cabinets, work & tabletops, interior joinery, stairs, handrails, mouldings, doors, veneer

 
Physical Properties at MC 12%
Density
kg/m3

722

Specific gravity
-
0.56
Hardness
N
6180
Bending Strength
N/mm2
111.1
Stiffness
N/mm2
12900
Radial shrinkage
%
3
Tangential shrinkage
%
9
Working Properties
Stability
xxx

Bending

xx
Machining
xxx
Screwing
xxx
Gluing
xxx
Painting
xxxx
Sanding
xx
Staining
xxxx
xxxx = excellent
xxx = good
xx = fair
x = not good
 
   
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