Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterExactly 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 RangeCreamy 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 NamesBrown Hard maple, Rustic Maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple
Some Typical UsesFurniture, flooring, industrial parts, desks, cabinetry, doors, cutting boards, small boxes and accessories
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 North America
3.67lbs /Bd. Ft.
1450Janka Rating (?)
0.68Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Hard Country Maple:
Ease of Finishing