Hard Maple: Quarter/Rift Sawn Lumber

Quartersawn hard maple is used primarily in the music industry to make fretboards, guitar necks, etc., where stability and tone are desired. It is also used in woodworking applications when a good straight grain is needed. Quartersawn Hard maple does not show much fleck.

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type The U.S. and Canada
Botanical Name Acer Saccharum
Specific Gravity .71
Avg. Weight Per BF 4.2 lbs
Color Range Sapwood white, Heartwood brown to grey
Rarity / Availability Common
Typical Avg. Width 5 – 12 inches
Typical Avg. Length 8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor 25%
Wood Uses Woodworking, Cabinetry, Trim, Flooring, and Musical Instruments
Lumber Grades FAS through 2 common
Other Trade Names Rock Maple, Hard Rock Maple, Sugar Maple

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