Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)


Common Names: Hard Maple, Sugar Maple, Rock Maple


Distribution: Northeastern North America


Color/Appearance: Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be adarker reddish brown. Birdseye Maple is a figure found most commonly in Hard Maple, though it’s also found less frequently in other species. Hard Maple can also be seen with curly or quilted grain patterns.


Janka Hardness: 1,450 lbf


Density: 3.67 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.8%

Tangential (width): 9.9%,

Volumetric (total): 14.7%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.9


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Hard Maple, along with other maples in the Acer genus, has been reported to cause skin irritation, runny nose and asthma-like respiratory effects.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Flooring (from basketball courts and dance floors to bowling alleys and residential flooring), veneer, paper (pulpwood), musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats and other turned objects and specialty wood items.


Subscribe to our mailing list to receive the latest product arrivals, as well as news, articles and woodworking information.

Abonnez-vous à notre liste de diffusion pour recevoir les derniers arrivages de produits, ainsi que des nouvelles, articles et des informations sur le travail du bois.