Timber Specification for Hard Maple
Please note if FSC/PEFC certified wood is required please specify at time of placing an order.
Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. You would want to choose Hard Maple for applications where hardness and strength are important, although it is not suitable for exterior joinery.
Heavy use flooring, furniture, panelling, sports goods, musical instruments, kitchen cabinets, worktops, tabletops, interior joinery, stairs, handrails, mouldings and doors
Colour – Creamy white with a pale reddish brown tinge
Grain – Straight, occasionally wavy or curly
Texture – Fine and even
Strength – Good strength properties.
Weight – 650 kg/m³.
Ease Of Drying – dries slowly with high shrinkage
Movement In Service – Small.
Preservative Treatment – Moderate
Sawing – Excellent
Planing – Good
Drilling – Good
Boring – Excellent
Turning – Excellent
Carving – Good
Moulding – Good
Nailing – Fair
Screwing – Fair
Gluing – Good
Staining – Can produce an outstanding finish
Polishing – Polishes well and is suitable for enamel finishes and brown tones