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Maple – Hard

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Species Description: Wood Species

Maple is the only American wood species harvested primarily for its sapwood, rather than heartwood. Since the beginning of mass commercial production of the electric guitar, in the early 1950’s, Hard Maple has remained a pivotal lumber in the industry. It comes in a variety of figures — including Birdseye and Tiger Maple figurings — and its soft pale white to pale yellow complexion is sometimes augmented by light blue, red or pinkish tints and highlights, with a marvelous luster and often a luxurious sheen.

Its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, handsome looks, easy workability and steady supply has cemented Maple as a part of both American industry and culture. Despite its ready availability, premium-grade boards always command high prices and remain in constant demand, worldwide.

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Commercial & residential flooring, veneer, musical instruments, furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, carvings, interior utility wood applications and miscellaneous wood specialty items.

Comments: For more than a century, Hard Maple has remained the preferred choice for commercial flooring in the US for applications — such as gymnasiums, bowling alleys, dance halls and any more — where light-color, strength and toughness are requisite qualities. It is the strongest and densest of all the commercial maple species.

Its trees are also known as “Sugar Maple,” being the primary species tapped for maple syrup.

Use caution, be slow and patient, and pay careful attention when cutting or sanding any maple species with high-RPM machinery, as its surface can burn.

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Botanical Name

Acer saccharum

Other Names

Hard Maple, Rock Maple, Sugar Maple

Main Color Group

Yellow / White

Grain Pattern

Even

Workability

Easy

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

44

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

705

Janka Hardness - LBF

1450

Janka Hardness - N

6450

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Maple - Hard - Prime
R604.88167.5 × 19 × 3.2 cmMAPHPR1024
Out of stock

nice board with a few minor defects and knots

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Maple - Hard - Prime
R611.24167.5 × 16 × 3.2 cmMAPHPR1023
Out of stock

stunning board

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Maple - Hard - Prime
R675.29170 × 19 × 3.2 cmMAPHPR1022
Out of stock

width varies. lovely board with surface check and knot

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Maple - Hard - Prime
R637.87169.5 × 18 × 3.2 cmMAPHPR1021
Out of stock

nice board with some wane and knots

a
Maple - Hard - Prime
R717.29170 × 18.5 × 3.2 cmMAPHPR1020
Out of stock

stunning board

aaa
Maple - Hard - Prime
R629.37164.5 × 18.3 × 3.2 cmMAPHPR1019
Out of stock

stunning board with some minor defects and cracks on 1 face

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Maple - Hard - Prime
R586.44170 × 16.5 × 3.3 cmMAPHPR1018
Out of stock

width varies. stunning board with a few minor defects

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Maple - Hard - Prime
R590.71168 × 18.5 × 3.2 cmMAPHPR1017
Out of stock

nice board with a few minor defects and knots

ab
Maple - Hard - Prime
R442.09186.5 × 21 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1016
Out of stock

nice board with a whole in it

ab
Maple - Hard - Prime
R522.04188 × 20.5 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1015
Out of stock

stunning board

aaa
Maple - Hard - Prime
R441.17187 × 19 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1014
Out of stock

pretty board with some colour variation on 1 face

a
Maple - Hard - Prime
R412.71187.5 × 19.5 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1013
Out of stock

Width varies. Nice board with surface check and wane

ab
Maple - Hard - Prime
R431.57186.5 × 20.5 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1012
Out of stock

pretty board with surface checks

ab
Maple - Hard - Prime
R470.40184.8 × 20.5 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1011
Out of stock

nice board with a surface check

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Maple - Hard - Prime
R449.25186.5 × 19.4 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1010
Out of stock

nice board with a bit of colour variation

a
Maple - Hard - Prime
R397.84185.5 × 19 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1009
Out of stock

lovely board with some colour variation

ab
Maple - Hard - Prime
R215.73123.3 × 15.5 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1008
Out of stock

nice board with a few knots and surface check

ab
Maple - Hard - Prime
R241.73124 × 15.7 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1007
Out of stock

pretty board with a few minor defects on 1 face

a
Maple - Hard - Prime
R243.93122.5 × 14.7 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1006
Out of stock

lovely board

aaa
Maple - Hard - Prime
R264.96123.8 × 15.8 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1005
Out of stock

Lovely board

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Maple - Hard - Prime
R212.50125.5 × 15 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1004
Out of stock

nice board with a little colour variation and knot

ab
Maple - Hard - Prime
R207.16124 × 14.8 × 2.2 cmMAPHPR1003
Out of stock

nice board with some minor defects and knots

ab
Maple - Hard - Prime
R384.62123.7 × 10.7 × 4.5 cmMAPHPR1002
Out of stock

stunning board with a little coulourvariation and minor defects on 1 face

a
Maple - Hard - Prime
R396.36124 × 11 × 4.5 cmMAPHPR1001
Out of stock

stunning board with a little colour variation on 1 face

a
Maple - Prime
R4,324.00R5,299.20185 × 14 × 2.6 cmMULTMAPPR1001

Multi-pack of Prime Maple. Pack quantities work in units of volume. 0.1m3 per unit. For a larger volumes, add multiple packs to your cart.

  • Lengths: Various lengths available.  We’ll do our best to match length your request, but may substitute for longer lengths.  We will contact you if substitutes deviate too far from your chosen length.  If your requirement is very strict, please specify in the order notes.
  • Thickness: Various standard thicknesses available.
  • Widths: Random widths, 100mm & up (average 140mm)
prime
Maple - 1Com
R3,604.10185 × 14 × 2.6 cmMULTMAP1C1001

Multi-pack of 1 Common Maple. Pack quantities work in units of volume. 0.1m3 per unit. For a larger volumes, add multiple packs to your cart.

  • Lengths: Various lengths available.  We’ll do our best to match length your request, but may substitute for longer lengths.  We will contact you if substitutes deviate too far from your chosen length.  If your requirement is very strict, please specify in the order notes.
  • Thickness: Various standard thicknesses available.
  • Widths: Random widths, 100mm & up (average 140mm)
1-common
Maple - Brown
R3,757.05185 × 14 × 2.6 cmMULTMAPBR1001

Multi-pack of Brown Maple. Pack quantities work in units of volume. 0.1m3 per unit. For a larger volumes, add multiple packs to your cart.

  • Lengths: Various lengths available.  We’ll do our best to match length your request, but may substitute for longer lengths.  We will contact you if substitutes deviate too far from your chosen length.  If your requirement is very strict, please specify in the order notes.
  • Thickness: Various standard thicknesses available.
  • Widths: Random widths, 100mm & up (average 140mm)
standard

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