Acer saccharum, A. Nigrum
Known also as Sugar maple and black maple.
Hard Maple grows throughout Eastern USA, but the main areas are Mid-Atlantic and Lake States.
light to dark reddish brown
70-100 ft with diameter 2'-3'
|Average weight at 12% M.C ( kg/m³)||705|
|Specific gravity at 12 % M.C.||0,63|
|Average Volumetric Shrinkage Green to 6 % M.C (%)||11,9|
|Modulus of Elasticity (Mpa)||12,618|
Joinery, doors, cabinets, panelling, furniture and flooring.
The heartwood is resistant to treatment with preservatives. Sapwood is permeable. The wood is hard and heavy and its fire resistant properties are reported to be higher than the average timber.