Maple History

The Latin name for Sugar Maple is Acer Suchrum. Sugar Maple is also called Hard Maple and Rock Maple.

As these two last names imply; Maple is a very hard wood.

The properties of any wood define its suitability for various products.

Hard Maple, without Birdseye, was a significant "industrial" wood throughout the industrial revolution. This continues today. Its hardness and strength made it ideal for many applications.

Plain Maple was used for millions of spools and spindles required by the textile industry in the 1900ís. There were millions of wooden coat hangers made from plain grain Hard Maple during this same time period. Henry Ford used it in his cars; especially the famous Woody station wagon.

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