Hard Maple - 2" x 2" x 30"
Maple (Acer saccharum) sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined...
Maple (Acer saccharum) sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even color. Some common uses for hard maple include flooring (from basketball courts and dance floors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer, pulpwood, musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and other turned objects and specialty wood items.
- Hard Maple can be up to 25 percent harder than Soft Maple
- Straight grained
- Turns, glues, and finishes well
- Native to eastern North America
- Thickness: 2"
- Width: 2"
- Length: 30"
- (1) hard Maple - 2" x 2" x 30" - Wood Turning Stock
- Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
- Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
- Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
- Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
- Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
- Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.
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When a woodworker’s mind turns to maple, it revives images of golden autumn hues, sweet syrup, and honey-colored country furniture. And why not? Fall foliage of the sugar maple (Acer saccharum) draws millions of leaf “peepers” to New England and the Great Lakes’ states each year.
Rougher than Expected
So I know this is sold as turning stock, but I ordered some paduak a few weeks ago that was all beautiful and s4s. First time ordering lumber from woodcraft, but used to buy from them before the local store closed and that was always s4s as well. This maple is pretty rough with a ton of really bad tearout along one end and chipping all along the corners. Going to end up losing a lot of material so probably won't be able to use for intended project, but otherwise it's a nice piece of maple and would be great if I were using for turning or if I only needed half of it.
nice piece of wood
Ended up being six very nice spoons. Nice tight grained wood.
Make walking sticks out of this, next time you send some free square drive screws, kbox.indly put some tape on lid opening as all the screws were loose in the
This item was banded with other maple boards and the strapping material was pulled tight enough to leave indentations in the wood making it less than 100% useable.
the 2 X 2 maple was great . The 3 X 3 piece was totally out of square. Bought it to make a Krenov style plane body; totally unusable for that.