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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A commonly found deciduous tree of the genus ''Acer'' native to North America. The [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=sugar maple sugar maple] (''Acer saccharum'') is the most commercially important tree. While known for its sap, the hard, durable sugar maple wood is used for dance floors, bowling alleys, furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments and veneer. Wood from softer maples, such as the [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=red maple red maple] (''Acer rubrum''), is used for engraving blocks and carving. The bark and leaves of the red maple can also be used to make lightfast brown or black dyes. In general, maple wood has a fine texture with a straight grain. The medium weight wood is sufficiently durable for all purposes. Bird's eye maple and other figuring patterns are popular for decorative work.
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A commonly found deciduous tree of the genus ''Acer'' native to North America. The [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=sugar%20maple sugar maple] (''Acer saccharum'') is the most commercially important tree. While known for its sap, the hard, durable sugar maple wood is used for dance floors, bowling alleys, furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments and veneer. Wood from softer maples, such as the [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=red%20maple red maple] (''Acer rubrum''), is used for engraving blocks and carving. The bark and leaves of the red maple can also be used to make lightfast brown or black dyes. In general, maple wood has a fine texture with a straight grain. The medium weight wood is sufficiently durable for all purposes. Bird's eye maple and other figuring patterns are popular for decorative work.
  
 
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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
harewood; silkwood; sugar maple (Acer saccharum); red maple (Acer rubrum); Ln-slgten (Dan.); Ahorn (Deut.); acero (It.); arce (Esp.); bordo (Port.); rable (Fr.); esdoorn (Ned.); Klon (Pol.); Lnnar (Sven.)
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harewood; silkwood; sugar maple (Acer saccharum); red maple (Acer rubrum); Løn-slægten (Dan.); Ahorn (Deut.); acero (It.); arce (Esp.); bordo (Port.); érable (Fr.); esdoorn (Ned.); Klon (Pol.); Lönnar (Sven.)
  
 
== Other Properties ==
 
== Other Properties ==
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== Authority ==
 
== Authority ==
  
* R.J. Adrosko, R.J. Adrosko, ''Natural Dyes in the United States'', Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
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* R.J. Adrosko, ''Natural Dyes in the United States'', Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
  
* Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
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* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  
* F. H. Titmuss, F. H. Titmuss, ''Commercial Timbers of the World'', The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965  Comment: 40-50 ppcf
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* F. H. Titmuss, ''Commercial Timbers of the World'', The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965  Comment: 40-50 ppcf
  
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "maple" Encyclopdia Britannica [Accessed October 24, 2001].
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "maple" Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed October 24, 2001].
  
* Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, ''Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them'', American Book Company, New York City, 1937
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* Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, ''Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them'', American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  
 
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple (Accessed Sept. 30, 2005)
 
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple (Accessed Sept. 30, 2005)
  
* G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 498
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 498
  
* Random House, Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
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* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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Description

A commonly found deciduous tree of the genus Acer native to North America. The sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is the most commercially important tree. While known for its sap, the hard, durable sugar maple wood is used for dance floors, bowling alleys, furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments and veneer. Wood from softer maples, such as the red maple (Acer rubrum), is used for engraving blocks and carving. The bark and leaves of the red maple can also be used to make lightfast brown or black dyes. In general, maple wood has a fine texture with a straight grain. The medium weight wood is sufficiently durable for all purposes. Bird's eye maple and other figuring patterns are popular for decorative work.

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Synonyms and Related Terms

harewood; silkwood; sugar maple (Acer saccharum); red maple (Acer rubrum); Løn-slægten (Dan.); Ahorn (Deut.); acero (It.); arce (Esp.); bordo (Port.); érable (Fr.); esdoorn (Ned.); Klon (Pol.); Lönnar (Sven.)

Other Properties

Light reddish brown wood. Small pores. Distinct rings. Rays show as fine dashes in quarter sawed wood.

Density 39-50 ppcf

Additional Information

Schoch, W., Heller, I., Schweingruber, F.H., Kienast, F., 2004:Wood anatomy of central European Species: Norway Maple,Acer platanoides L.

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Authority

  • R.J. Adrosko, Natural Dyes in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965 Comment: 40-50 ppcf
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 498
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: density=39-47 ppcf (0.62-0.75 g/cm3)

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