FSC Hard Maple

General Info and Benefits

FSC Hard Maple - Acer saccharum

General Description
• Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue.
• The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown.
• Unlike other hardwoods, the sapwood lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood.

Physical Properties
• Janka Rating System= 1450

Where It Grows
• Southern Canada south through Tennessee. From the Great Lakes to the eastern coast.
• Usually grows 80-115 feet tall with a 2-3 foot trunk diameter

Relative Abundance
• A very secure species with no conservation issues
• Readily available in both dimension lumber and veneer

Did You Know?
• The tree of choice for sap from which maple syrup is made
• Quilted and "birdseye” maple, are especially valued
• Used for bowling alleys and bowling pins, basketball courts including the floors used by the NBA, baseball bats (along with white ash), musical instruments, such as the members of the violin family (sides and back) guitars (neck), and drum shells.

FSC chain-of-custody paperwork is provided.
  • FSC Maple Standard
    FSC Maple Standard
    FSC Maple Standard fits between our Select and Natural grades and has an allowance for some amounts of mineral streaks, pitch pockets, heartwood on the face, small closed knots, and pin knots. FSC chain-of-custody paperwork is provided.
  • FSC Maple Paint Grade
    FSC Maple Paint Grade
    FSC Maple Paint Grade allows for color and grain variation along with other natural characteristics, with the additional allowance for putty on the face of the door. This material is highly popular for painted finishes on solid wood doors. FSC chain-of-custody paperwork is provided.