Hard Maple

Acer saccharum, A. Nigrum

Known also as Sugar maple and black maple.

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Hard Maple grows throughout Eastern USA, but the main areas are Mid-Atlantic and Lake States.


Sapwood creamy white  Hard maple

light to dark reddish brown

Grain straight

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
Crushing strength


Bending strength -
Modulus of Elasticity (Mpa) 12,618
 Hardness (N) 6450
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Drying item40
Machining item40
Wood Bending item40
 Gluing item40
Nailing item40
Finishing item40

End Uses

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.


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