There are two kinds of maple: soft maple and hard maple, which belong to temperate zone timber. They are produced in the south of Yangtze river basin as far as Taiwan, and in the foreign, is produced in eastern United States. The wood is greyish-brown to greyish-red, the growth rings are not obvious, with many pipe holes but small, and the distribution is even. Maple grain crisscross, fine and uniform structure, light and harder, fine pattern. Easy to process, however rough for cutting section, easy to warp when dry. The coating performance for paint is good, strong adhesion. It is mainly used for veneering.
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Maple, because its color is harmonious and unified, often be used at making fine wood furniture, high-grade furniture, also have extensive application in the interlayer of soft wood veneered panel, the wooden shovel and paper industry.
Other uses include: single panel, wood frame, light fixtures, drawer side panels, interior construction, furniture sets, tables, cabinets, baseboard. Moderate strength, delicate wood.
Milky to white, sometimes light reddish brown, western wood mostly is grayish brown.
Wood compact, grain uniformity, polishing good, occasionally with mineral grain in light greenish gray, easy to coat.
Common Name(s): Hard Maple, Sugar Maple, Rock Maple
Scientific Name: Acer saccharum
Distribution: Northeastern North America
Tree Size: 80-115 ft (25-35 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 44 lbs/ft3 (705 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .56, .71
Janka Hardness: 1,450 lbf (6,450 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 15,800 lbf/in2 (109.0 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,830,000 lbf/in2 (12.62 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 7,830 lbf/in2 (54.0 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 4.8%, Tangential: 9.9%, Volumetric: 14.7%, T/R Ratio: 2.1
America Hard Maple
Dining Table, Kitchen Countertop, Furniture panel
Full Stave: 800-4200x80-1500x18-50mm
Finger joint: 300-5000x100-1500x18-60mm