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Maple - Acer saccharum

Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue.  The grain is generally straight, but may be wavy and has a fine, even texture.  Common uses include Flooring (from basketball courts and dance-floors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer, paper (pulpwood), musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks,  and workbenches

Origin:  Northeastern North America

Janka Hardness: 1,450 lbf (6,450 N)

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