American Hard Maple Timber

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American Hard Maple Timber imported packs contain random widths - 100mm to 225mm and are in predominantly even lengths 2.4m, 3.1m, 3.6m. Occasionally we are able to obtain other lengths up to 4.2m long. The grade we stock is predominantly sapwood on one face and on part of the reverse. 

American Hard Maple is used for Furniture, Flooring, Paneling, Kitchen Cabinets, Worktops, Table tops, Interior Joinery, Stairs, Handrails, Mouldings, Doors and many more. American Hard Maple timber is imported in FAS grade in thicknesses of sawn 25mm, 32mm, 38mm, 51mm, 63mm, 76mm & 100mm kiln dried.



The Tree

Latin name Acer saccharum, Acer nigrum.

Also known as rock maple, hard maple, sugar maple, black maple.

The tree is A. saccharum and A. nigrum grow to a height of 27m or more and a diameter of 0.5m to 0.75m.


The Timber

Hard maple is strong, heavy, hard, straight-grained and fine textured. The heartwood is light reddish-brown with deeper-coloured late-wood bands. The sapwood is white in colour, and furnishes the white maple prized for certain uses. It differs mainly from the soft maples in its greater density and firmer texture.

American Hard Maple is difficult to treat and has a density of 740 (kg/m³).


Strength and Durability

American Hard Maple is compared with European beech in good strength, rock maple is equal in bending strength and in compression along the grain. and some 15 to 20 per cent superior in hardness, resistance to shock loads and resistance to splitting.  

American Hard Maple is slightly durable and is resistant to heartwood decay. The sapwood is liable to attack by furniture beetle and the heartwood is resistant to preservative treatment, but Sapwood is permeable.


Physical Properties

American Hard Maple is rather difficult to work, the timber can be stained, polished and glued satisfactorily, but it is hard to nail or screw although these are held firmly. 

American Hard Maple turns well and has high resistance to abrasion and wear, it also has good steam bending properties. 


What is FAS Grade?

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Timbersource are a leading online timber merchant in the UK, supplying American Hard Maple timber to the joinery, carpentry, construction and building trade at competitive prices. To Contact Us click HERE



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