Hard Country Maple lumber wood, Acer saccharum lumber for woodworking

Hard Country Maple // Acer saccharum

Expect a dramatic display of natural color with white sapwood, brown heartwood, dark mineral streaks and wild knots. Character maple is our description of the hard maple that’s separated from Hard White Maple for color mix, figure and character. This is for those who want something totally unexpected and different - in turn, character maple costs less and offers an eccentric experience!
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.
Hard Country Maple grows in North America
map of where Hard Country Maple grows


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


Janka Rating
12.40% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


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

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak