Hard Country Maple » Acer saccharum

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

Character

Exactly the same species as Hard White Maple, the only difference is Country Maple contains the dark brown heartwood as well as pale white sapwood - it hasn't been manually sorted for solid white color. Known for its durability and strength. It has excellent turning properties , a fine, even texture, a natural luster. Somewhat difficult to work due to high surface hardness. Paints and finishes very well
color of Hard Country Maple

Color Range

Creamy white to yellowish or pale tan with dark brown bands and streaks. The variety of inconsistent color gives it a rustic, or country, appearance.
other names for Hard Country Maple

Other Names

Brown Hard maple, Rustic Maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple
uses for Hard Country Maple

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, flooring, industrial parts, desks, cabinetry, doors, cutting boards, small boxes and accessories
the Hard Country Maple tree

What's the Tree Like?

Also called Hard Rock Maple or Sugar Maple. Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36. The Hard Country Maple tree grows in Northeastern USA & Canada.
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 Country 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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