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- Common Name(s)
- Hard Maple, Sugar Maple, Rock Maple
- Scientific Name
- Acer saccharum
- Tree Distribution
- Northeastern North America
- Tree Size
- 80-115 ft. tall, 2-3 ft trunk diameter
- Janka Hardness
- 1450 lbf
- Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Birdseye Maple is a figure found most commonly in Hard Maple, though it’s also found less frequently in other species. Hard Maple can also be seen with curly or quilted grain patterns.
- Grain / Texture
- Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy. Has a fine, even texture.
- Pricing / Availability
- Should be moderately priced, though slightly more expensive than Soft Maple. Also, figured pieces such as birdseye, curl, or quilt are likely to be much more expensive.
- Information cited from Wood-Database.com