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Hard Maple
(Acer saccharum)
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COMMON NAMES:   Sugar maple, Rock maple

SPECIFIC GRAVITY:   .56

DENSITY:  

TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT:   9.9%

RADIAL MOVEMENT:   4.8%

VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE:   14.7%

DURABILITY1:   Poor

SOURCE:  New England, Great Lakes states and Eastern Canada

DESCRIPTION:   Heavy, hard and strong. Close-grained, polishes to high luster, wears evenly. Heartwood very pale reddish brown, sapwood virtually white. Often found with curly or birds-eye figure. Experiences high in-use movement with changes in humidity.


1 Durability refers to a wood's resistance to rotting in wet environments.

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