Canadian Maple

Canadian Maple Description
Acer Saccharum

Maple: aka Sugar Maple, Hard Maple, Eastern Hard Maple, Canadian Maple

Colour: Heartwood is creamy white to light/dark brown. Sapwood is pale to creamy white.

Grain: Closed subdued grain with medium figuring and uniform texture. Some boards exhibit birds eye, fiddle back, and quilted figuring.

Janka Hardness: 1450 lbs of dent resistance…12% harder than Red Oak

Finishing: Finishes well when left natural, does not stain uniformly.

Notes: A contemporary wood, will amber over time with exposure to UV light.


Canadian Maple Technical Data

CANADIAN MAPLE
Green
Dry
English
Bending Strength
10688
16904
psi
Crushing Strength
627
1441
psi
Density
 
45
lbs/ft3
Hardness
1450
lbs
Impact Strength
39
40
inches
Maximum Crushing Strength
4069
7233
psi
Shearing Strength
2235
psi
Stiffness
1566
1828
1000 psi
Toughness
 
358
inch-lbs
Work to Maximum Load
11
14
inch-lbs/in3
Specific Gravity
0.49
0.55
Weight
46
44
lbs/ft3
Radial Shrinkage
3
%
Tangential Shrinkage
9
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
14
%

 

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