American Hard Maple

Acer Saccharum
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Acer Saccharum

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 varies. Can contain pith fleck. The wood has a close, fine texture and is generally straight grained, but also occurs as "curly", "fiddleback", and "birds-eye". Also known as Sugar Maple, Rock Maple, Black Maple.

Properties

DENSITY 705
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 109
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 3%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 6.0
FINISH Excellent
DURABILITY Non Durable
MACHINING Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Fair
SPLIT RESISTANCE Fair
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION North America
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.63
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 13
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 6%
STABILITY Good
AVAILABILITY Widely
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER Yes

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