Hard Maple: Domestic Hardwood

Maple is classified as a domestic wood with a variety of grains, patterns, or figures including, Birdseye Maple, Tiger Maple, Curly Soft Maple, Soft Maple, Curly Hard Maple, Hard Maple, and Ambrosia Maple.

At CR Muterspaw Lumber, we specialize in all of them. All varieties are used for furniture making, cabinetmaking, domestic flooring, joinery, sporting goods, plywood, paneling, and veneering.


Origin of Wood TypeThe U.S. and Canada
Botanical NameAcer Saccharum
Specific Gravity.71
Avg. Weight Per BF4.2 lbs
Color RangeSapwood is white and the heartwood is brown to grey
Rarity / AvailabilityCommon
Typical Avg. Width5 – 12 inches
Typical Avg. Length8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor25%
Wood UsesWoodworking, Cabinetry, Trim, Flooring, and Musical Instruments
Lumber GradesFAS through 2 common
Other Trade Names Rock Maple, Hard Rock Maple, Sugar Maple