Red Maple

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)


Common Name: Red Maple


Distribution: Eastern North America


Color/Appearance: Sapwood color ranges from almost white to a light golden or reddish  brown, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown


Janka Hardness: 950 lbf


Density: 3.16 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.0%

Tangential (width): 8.2%,

Volumetric (total): 12.6%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.1


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Reported to cause skin irritation, runny nose and asthma-like respiratory effects


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Veneer, paper (pulpwood), boxes, crates/pallets, musical instruments, turned objects and other small specialty wood items


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