Other Common Names:
Hard Maple, Sugar Maple, Rock Maple
Mature Tree Height, Diameter:
80-115 ft (25-35 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter
Weight @ 12% M/C:
44 lbs/ft3 (705 kg/m3)
Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though slightly more difficult than Soft Maple due to Hard Maple’s higher density. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even color.
Northeastern North America
Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy and typically has a fine, even texture. Color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue.
Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architecural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument making, Wood Turning, Gunstocks, Automotive / Aircraft Interior, Inlaying, Box Making, Flooring, and Veneer.