FAS, FAS/FAS IF, No.1 Common, No.2 Common. A further selection for colour with alternatives being: No.1 White, No.2 White, or mixture of both No.1 White & No.2 White.
Flooring, furniture, panelling, kitchen cabinets, worktops and table tops, interior joinery, stairs, handrails, mouldings and doors. The hardwearing properties and tight smooth grain make this species ideal for high traffic flooring applications such as theatres, concert halls, gymnasiums and basketball courts
Compared with European beech, rock maple is about equal in bending strength and in compression along the grain and some 15 to 20% superior in hardness, resistance to shock loads and resistance to splitting
All types dry without undue difficulty but rather slowly, particularly rock maple
8 – 10% (+/-2%)
Hard maple dries slowly with a large shrinkage so it can be susceptible to movement in performance. Pre boring is recommended when nailing and screwing. With care it maintains well, turns well. Glues satisfactorily and can be stained and polished to an outstanding finish