Principally acer rubrum, A. Saccharinum
Known also as Red maple and silver maple.
Where it grows
Soft Maple grows throughout Eastern USA.
light to dark reddish brown
60-90 ft with diameter 2'
|Average weight at 12% M.C ( kg/m³)||609|
|Specific gravity at 12 % M.C.||0,54|
|Average Volumetric Shrinkage Green to 6 % M.C (%)||10,5|
|Modulus of Elasticity (Mpa)||11,308|
Joinery and moulding, doors, cabinets, panelling, furniture and turning.
The heartwood is moderately resistant to treatment with preservatives. Sapwood is permeable. The wood of soft maple is similar to hard maple. It can be substitute for beech.