GG Joinery offers American Hard Maple planks.
The boards 250mm, 280mm, and 300mm wide can be supplied as full stave panels. They are produced from 2 narrow planks glued along their edges to create a required width.
Maple is very popular with joiners and boat builders for interior fit-out work. A beautiful finish is produced when machined.
American Hard Maple
North-eastern and North America
Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of hard maple lumber is most used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood colour ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream colour, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish-brown. Hard maple can also be seen with curly or quilted grain patterns.
The grain is generally straight but may be wavy. Has a fine, even texture.
Rated as non-durable to perishable, and susceptible to insect attack.
Flooring (from basketball courts and dancefloors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer, paper (pulpwood), musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and other turned objects and wood items.
740 kg/m³ average
Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Maple tends to burn when machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. It 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 colour.