Hard maple

The sapwood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. The amount of darker brown heartwood can vary significantly according to growing region. Both sapwood and heartwood can contain pith fleck.

The wood has a close fine texture and is generally straight grained, but it can also occur as “curly”, “fiddleback”, and “birdseye” figure.

Physical properties
and mechanical
  • Specific Gravity 0,63
  • Hardness 6450 N
  • Average Weight 705kg/m3
  • Average Volumetric Schrinkage* 11,9%
  • Modulus of Elasticity 12618 MPa
Propriétés d'utilisation
  • Poor Good
  • Machining
  • Nailing
  • Screwing
  • Gluing
  • Finishing
# Ash
# White oak