Hard Maple Wood

In tree form, Hard Maple Wood Lumber is usually referred to as Sugar Maple, and is the tree most often tapped for maple syrup.  Hard Maple wood lumber ought to be considered the king of the  Acer genus. Its wood is stronger, stiffer, harder, and denser than all of the other species of Maple wood commercially available in lumber form. Commonly used for  Flooring (from basketball courts and dance-floors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer, musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and other turned objects and specialty wood items.

Stock Information

Species Information

  • GRADES: FAS #1 & 2 White
  • CUTS: Flatsawn, Quartersawn
  • SIZES: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4
  • DRYING: Kiln-Dried (KD)
  • OTHER NAMES:  Anegre
  • ORIGIN: East Africa, tropical Africa
  • APPEARANCE: Heartwood ranges from yellowish white to pale brown to pinkish brown, that darkens slightly after exposore, and sapwood is not easily distinguished from heartwood. Texture is medium to coarse, lustrous, with a straight but sometimes wavy grain pattern
  • DENSITY: Janka scale hardness is between 740 to 1250 for dry material
  • WEIGHT: Anigre weighs in at an average between 30 and 36 lbs. / cu. ft., or approximately 2.5 to 3 lbs. per board foot
  • DRYING: Seasons well without degrade
  • WORKABILITY: Generally reported to saw and machine well, but could have a blunting effect on cutters; cuts well on rotary lathe or slicer
  • DURABILITY: Anigre is perishable, with little resistance to attack by decay fungi and termites, liable to blue stain
  • PRESERVATION: Reported to have good treatability
  • FINISHING: Rather difficult to finish. If left unfinished, like any other natural wood, Anigre will turn gray.

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