Hard White Maple » Acer saccharum

Why Hard White Maple?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

At least 90% white sapwood. Known for its durability and strength, hence it's common use for flooring, butcher blocks, and large furniture. It has excellent turning properties, a fine & even texture, and a natural luster. Somewhat difficult to work due to high surface hardness. Paints and finishes very well, though.
color of Hard White Maple

Color Range

Creamy white to yellowish or pale tan.
other names for Hard White Maple

Other Names

Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple, White Maple
uses for Hard White Maple

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, flooring, cutting boards, butcher blocks, heavy furniture, industrial parts, veneer, inlay, musical instruments, work benches
the Hard White Maple tree

What's the Tree Like?

Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36". The Hard White Maple tree grows in North America
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
2.51% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1450

Janka Rating (?)
12.40% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.68

Specific Gravity (?)
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Hard White Maple:

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak


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