Common Name(s): Bigleaf Maple, Silver Maple, Red Maple, Striped Maple, Box Elder
Scientific Name: Acer macrophyllum, saccharinum, rubrum, pensylvanicum, negundo
Color/Appearance: Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from almost white, to a light golden or reddish brown, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown. Silver Maple can also be seen with curly or quilted grain patterns.
Distribution: Northeastern United States or Coastal regions of Pacific North America (Acer macrophyllum)
Janka Hardness: 850 lbs
Shrinkage: Radial: 4%, Tangential: 7%, Volumetric: 12%
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