|Place of Origin||North Eastern North America|
|Type of species||American Hardwood|
|Species Hard Maple||Black Maple, Sugar Maple, Rock Maple|
|Species Soft Maple||Silver Maple, Red Maple|
|Brand Name||American Maple JAP|
|Type||Solid Wood Boards|
|Timber Type||Sawn timber Kiln Dry (KD)|
|Size||Random width and length|
|Thickness||4/4 , 5/4 , 6/4 , 8/4 and more (inch)|
|Grade||#1 common , #2 common|
|Color||Creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge|
|Usage:||Flooring, furniture, paneling, ballroom and gymnasium floors, kitchen cabinets, worktops, table tops, butcher blocks, kitchenware and toys.|
Maple produces excellent material with good strength properties and an attractive appearance. Its most common applications are flooring, cabinet making, furniture and interior joinery. Maple wood is divided into two, namely hard maple and soft maple.
HARD MAPLE – Acer saccharum – Acer nigrum
Hard Maple found throughout Eastern U.S., mainly Mid-Atlantic and Lake states. It is a cold-weather tree favoring a more northerly climate. The sapwood is a creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge, and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. The wood has a close, fine texture and is generally straight-grained. is world-renowned for its delicate colour, hardness, fine grain and finishing quality.
Physical & Mechanical Properties:
Hard Maple has hard and heavy wood properties with good strength properties. In particular, it has high resistance to abrasion and wear. It also has good steam-bending properties.
Hard maple dries slowly with high shrinkage, so it can be susceptible to movement in performance. With care, fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, glues satisfactorily and can be stained to an outstanding finish, keep in mind Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. The wood polishes well and is suitable for enamel finishes and brown tones.
Rated as non-durable to perishable, and susceptible to insect attack.
Hard maple wood usually uses to Flooring (from basketball courts and dance-floors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer, paper (pulpwood), musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and other turned objects and specialty wood items.
SOFT MAPLE – Acer saccharinum – Acer rubrum
Soft Maple extensive distribution in various parts of the eastern US, but the Coast Pacific / Big Leaf (Acer Macrophyllum) grow exclusively in the Pacific Northwest region. Increase it more along with photography Demand in the export market. Soft Maple, a relative of birch, is almost white when freshly cut, but quickly changes with exposure to air, becoming light brown with a yellow or reddish tinge. Heartwood is formed only in trees of advanced age and there is no visible boundary between sap and heartwood. The wood is fairly straight-grained with a uniform texture.
Physical & Mechanical Properties:
Soft maple has relatively soft hardwood of medium density that has low bending strength, shock resistance, and stiffness. This wood has good curvature using steam.
Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, nails, screws and glues well, and can be sanded, painted, or stained to a good finish. When stained, it blends with walnut or cherry. It dries easily with little degrade and has good dimensional stability after drying.
Rated as non-durable to perishable in regard to decay resistance. But heartwood quite resistant to preservation and the sapwood can be penetrated.
Soft maple wood usually uses to Furniture, cabinetry, gunstocks, interior paneling, veneer, flooring, paper (pulpwood), turned items, and other small wooden objects and novelties.