|ALSO KNOWN AS:
||Sugar Maple, Black Maple
||Primarily in Eastern US and Lakes regions
||The wood is hard and heavy with good strength properties, in particular its high resistance to abrasion and wear. It also has good steam-bending properties.
||Hard maple dries slowly with high shrinkage, susceptible to some movement in performance. Pre-drilling is recommended when nailing and screwing. With care it machines well, turns well, glues satisfactorily, and can be stained to an outstanding finish. Polishes well and is suitable for enamel finishes and brown tones.
||Flooring, furniture, paneling, ballroom and gymnasium floors, kitchen cabinets, worktops, table tops, butchers blocks, toys, kitchenware and millwork: stairs, handrails, mouldings, and doors.