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HARD MAPLE – Acer saccharum

hardmapleThe sapwood of maple is very white. In Michigan produced maple, the brown heartwood is very small and can be virtually non-existent. Hard Maple has a fine, uniform texture and turns well. It is heavy, strong, hard, stiff, and resistant to abrasion and shock. Maple is generally straight grained, but the grain can also occur as “birds-eye,” “curly,” and “fiddleback.”

Hard Maple is a popular veneer and is often found in flooring, cabinets, furniture, mouldings, bowling alleys, cutting blocks, handles and woodenware.

At Devereaux Sawmill:

  • Hard Maple is put up in 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4 and 10/4 thicknesses.
  • Hard Maple is primarily produced and sold as #1&2 White Sapwood Content with 90% plus of the total boards to be completel white on both faces. We also offer a straight #1 White for the most discriminatory buyer; as well as an unselected for color, brown, and sap1face color sort with some of our grades.
  • Hard Maple is offered in 3Com & better grades.
  • Numerous width sorts of Hard Maple are available.
  • Rift and quartered Hard Maple is cut often and available for sale.