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Acer saccharum

USA & Canada

Acer saccharum

USA & Canada

Fiddleback - 4/4 KD S2S $ 9.75 BF

Birdseye - 5/4 KD S2S1E $ 10.25 BF

**Assumed, Wood Working Properties & Specifications**

Acer spp.

Aceraceae

**Maple**

Maple (Acer spp.) contains about 120 species native to Asia,
North America,

Mexico and Guatemala, and the European/Mediterranean region, with the rest
in Eurasia, Malaysia and northern Africa. The Maples can be separated into
two groups based on the ray widths of their microscopic anatomy, the soft
maple group and the hard maple group. Species within each group look alike
microscopically.

Acer is the classical Latin name of maple.

Acer barbatum hammock maple, Florida maple, southern sugar maple, sugar
maple

Acer circinatum vine maple, mountain maple

Acer glabrum bark maple, California mountain maple, Douglas maple, dwarf
maple, mountain maple, New Mexico maple, rocky mountain maple, shrubby maple,
sierra maple, soft maple

Acer grandidentatum bigtooth maple, canyon maple, hard maple, large-toothed
maple, sugar maple, ultravioletalde bigtooth maple, western sugar maple

Acer leucoderme chalk maple, palebark maple, sugar maple, whitebark maple

Acer macrophyllum* big-leaf, bigleaf maple, broadleaf maple, broadleaved
maple, bugleaf maple, Californian maple, Oregon maple, pacific maple, white
maple

Acer negundo* maple, ashleaf maple, black ash, boxelder, boxelder maple,
California boxelder, cut-leaved maple, inland boxelder, manitoba maple,
negundo maple, red river maple, stinking ash, sugar ash, three-leaved maple,
western boxelder

Acer nigrum* black maple, black sugar maple, hard maple, rock maple, sugar
maple, white maple

Acer pennsylvaticum buckwood, goose-foot maple, moosewood, mountain alder,
northern maple, Pennsylvanian maple, striped dogwood, striped maple, whistlewood

Acer rubrum* Carolina red maple, drummond maple, drummond red maple, Oregon
maple, red maple, scarlet maple, shoe-peg maple, silver maple, soft maple,
southern soft maple, swamp maple, three-pointed-leaf maple, three-toothed
red maple, water maple, white maple

Acer saccharinum* maple, papascowood, river maple, silver maple, silverleaf
maple, soft maple, swamp maple, water maple, white maple

Acer saccharum* bird's-eye maple, black maple, curly maple, hard maple,
rock maple, rough maple, sugar, sugar maple, sugar-tree, sweet maple, thumb-nail
maple

Acer spicatum goose-foot maple, low maple, moose maple, mountain maple,
mountain maple-bush, spiked maple, water maple

*commercial species

Distribution:

Acer rubrum Acer saccharinum Acer saccharum

Throughout most of North America, with commercial species in the eastern
United States and Canada and the western coast of the United States (bigleaf
maple).

The Tree: Maples grow to heights of 120 ft (36 m), with a diameter of 3 ft (1 m). Forest grown trees may have a clear bole of 60 ft (18 m).

General Wood Characteristics:

Acer rubrum Acer saccharinum Acer saccharum

Maple lumber comes principally from the Middle Atlantic and Lake States,
which together account for about two-thirds of the production. The wood
of sugar maple and black maple is known as hard maple; that of silver maple,
red maple, and boxelder as soft maple. The sapwood of the maples is commonly
white with a slight reddish-brown tinge; the heartwood is light reddish
brown, but sometimes is considerably darker. The sapwood is from 3 to 5+
inches (76 to 127+ mm) thick.

Hard maple has a fine, uniform texture, turns well on a lathe, is resistant
to abrasion and has no characteristic odor or taste. It is heavy, strong,
stiff, hard, and resistant to shock, and it has large shrinkage. Sugar maple
is generally straight grained but the grain also occurs as "birds-eye,"
"curly," and "fiddleback" grain.

The wood of soft maples resembles that of hard maples but is not as heavy,
hard and strong, the better grade of soft maple has been substituted for
hard maple in furniture. The sapwood in the soft maples is considerably
wider than that in the hard maples and has a lighter heartwood color.

Maple lumber sometimes has olive or greenish black discolored areas known
as mineral streak or mineral stain, which may be due to injury. Maple wood
stains well and takes a high polish. It is intermediate in gluing and has
low decay resistance.

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