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Most maple harvested in North America grows in the east


In North America maple grows to heights of 110 feet or more and can have a diameter of 2.5 feet.

Most maple have sapwood that is light cream color with rusty brown tinges running through it. The heartwood is a light reddish brown but can also be darker.

Maple tends to be a hard, dense type of wood that machines well and is easy to work with using hand tools. Maple is quite resistant to shock and this makes it good for handles and sporting goods. Maple takes glue well and also accepts stains and other finishes without blotching.

Maple is also known as

  • birds eye maple
  • sugar maple
  • southern maple

Maple is commonly used for

  • lumber
  • veneer
  • flooring
  • turnings
  • tool handles


Maple is known to cause respiratory irritation.

Maple Maple
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