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hard maple vs. soft maple
« on: September 19, 2003, 09:00:05 AM »
ok, you guys need to help me settle an argument.
how do the two differ?
i say all the stuff is pretty hard.
thanks
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Re: hard maple vs. soft maple
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2003, 09:10:10 AM »
The major difference I see is that the hard will show the white white color except for the heart wood while the soft will run slightly reddish or blue/red. It can be very hard to tell after the lumber sits around for awhile.

a few links:

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Hard_vs_soft_maple.html

http://www.maplefloor.org/faq/HardVsSoftMaple.htm

www.hornerflooring.com/TechGuide/contents.htm
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Re: hard maple vs. soft maple
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2003, 02:05:58 PM »
thanks for those links, woodmills!
seems i forgot all about boxelder, its hard to even call that stuff maple.
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