Forest Product Distributors sources hard maple from the Northern Region of the US. Typical thicknesses include 25mm and 50mm, however, other thicknesses may be available upon request. We are able to offer hard maple in NHLA approved grades including FAS, 1 common, 2 common, and 3 common. Furthermore, we can offer both sorted and unsorted color hard maple. All of the hard maple lumber we sell is kiln dried and rough surfaced.
Hard Maple Grades
FAS Minimum Size Board: 15.24cm x 2.44m Minimum Size Cutting: 10.16cm x 1.53m or 7.62cm x 2.13m Basic Yield: 83.33%
1 common Minimum Size Board: 7.62cm x 1.22m Minimum Size Cutting: 10.16cm x .61m or7.62cm x .91m Basic Yield: 66.67%
2 common Minimum Size Board: 7.62cm x 1.22m Minimum Size Cutting: 7.62cm x .61m Basic Yield: 50%
3 common Minimum Size Board: 7.62cm x 1.22m Minimum Size Cutting: 7.62cm x .61m Basic Yield: 33.33%
Sorted Color Hard Maple
Bundles of Hard Maple
Unsorted Color Hard Maple
Hard Maple Uses
Hard maple wood is the strongest, stiffest, hardest, and densest of all of the species of Maple. As a result, hard maple is well suited for a wide range of uses including flooring (gymnasium, ballroom, and residential), furniture, cabinetry, table tops, millwork, moldings, doors, paneling, veneer, paper, musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and turned objects. FPD sources this species from the Northern region of America. Hard maple has straight grains, nearly white to cream colored reddish sapwood, and darker reddish brown heartwood.
Workability Properties Machining: Very Good Nailing: Fair Screwing: Fair Gluing: Very Good Finishing: Very Good
*Possible ratings include: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor