Hard Maple Lumber at AFP Logs & Lumber, Inc. in Buckhannon, WV
Hard maple dries slowly with high shrinkage, so it can be susceptible to movement in performance. Pre-boring is recommended when nailing and screwing. With care it machines well, turns well, glues satisfactorily, and can be stained to an outstanding finish. Polishes well and is suitable for enamel finishes and brown tones.
The North-Eastern Appalachian region.
Flooring, furniture, paneling, ballroom and gymnasium floors, kitchen cabinets, worktops, table tops, butchers blocks, toys, kitchenware and millwork: stairs, handrails, moldings, and doors. Generally available in 4/4 through 8/4 thickness.
4% of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.