Maple - Birds Eye

Acer saccharum

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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.

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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 Birds Eye maple grain is generally straight with a fine, even texture and tiny, swirling eyes disrupting the smooth lines of grain
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

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    Maple - Birds Eye

    Maple - Birds Eye

    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.

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