Maple / Esdoring

Acer saccharum


Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though slightly more difficult than Soft Maple due to Hard Maple’s higher density. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even color.

Data sheet

Colour / 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 a darker reddish brown
Grain / Texture Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood
Janka Hardness 1,450 lbf (6,450 N)
Uses The uses for hard and soft maple are practically the same except for most exacting requirements of hardness and strength. Typical uses for maple include flooring, furniture and cabinet making