Hard Maple Prime Paint Grade Lumber

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Taking a consultative approach to best understand the needs and desires of our customers, we are committed to Delivering the Difference with our specialty hardwood lumber products. Please contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for a consultation to identify the best product for your application.

Climate, soil, seasons and growth region all play an important role in the color and texture of the wood. As a result, to determine the appropriate color for your application, it is important to consider region, mill, sort and specifications. Paint Grade Maple will have many of the color attributes of Brown Maple paired with an exceptionally smooth surface texture ideal for painting. Choose Paint Grade Maple for its unique ability to meet the aesthetic demands of any décor.

For specific color and grade requirements best suited for your project, contact your Sales or Specifications representative.

Why Prime Paint Grade Hard Maple?

  • Ideal for painting applications
  • Highly durable and strong lumber
  • Minimum grain variation
  • Machines well, finishes and glues easily
  • common and readily available
  • Ideal applications include flooring, cabinetry, millwork or furniture
  • Great sound quality effectively used in musical instruments and as acoustic paneling

Benefits of Plain Sawn Lumber:

The plain sawn cutting pattern optimizes the clear sapwood in Hard Maple, while also minimizing waste and increasing yield. The clear wood on the outer most faces of the log is what yields the prime grade. This cut generates the traditional cathedral grain pattern.

Contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for more information on how to configure Hard Maple for your project.

Specifications

Prime Grade:

Using the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) Grading standard, Prime Lumber is a premium grade. Developed for the European export market, Prime captures grades within the Select and Better and FAS 1Face and better grades that have been prepared to the highest standard to meet the demands of that market.

Prime grade includes a range of boards with minimum yield from 83 1/3% clear-wood cuttings on the best face. It allows boards 4” and wider before kiln drying and 6’ and longer in length. 6” before kiln drying by 7’ option available.

Paint Grade Maple:

Paint Grade Maple is a specialty solution designed to fulfill the unique requirements of painting applications. Historically, customers used Brown Hard Maple but found issue because of its tendency for checking. Some also resorted to using expensive White Maple for its characteristically smooth surface. As neither were ideal, we specially designed a solution in collaboration with key producers to minimize cost and checking. Paint Grade maple is a slow kiln scheduled product with many of the color attributes of Brown and an optimal surface texture for painting.

When specifying for Paint Grade Maple, consult your Sales or Specifications Representative to ensure your product meets the color and character requirements for your project.

Workability:

Hard Maple produces good results with hand and machine tools. It glues well and is often accompanied by a stain or paint finish. Woodworkers report mixed results when staining Hard Maple. As a result, some may prefer to use Soft Maple. Because the wood is considerably dense and hard, pre-drilling screws may be necessary.

Sustainability:

Hard Maple is primarily harvested in the Northeastern regions of North America. In the United States, Hard Maple is the fifth most common hardwood species, representing 7% of standing hardwood timber. Harvest rates verses growth rates based on data from the US Forest Service census show that 46% more Hard Maple is growing annually than is being harvested. Hard Maple is a sustainably harvested domestic lumber.

We recognize the importance of ethically harvested lumber. As our most valuable resource, sustainably harvested forests increase the rate of carbon sequestration and significantly cut carbon emissions. Wood is a renewable and sustainable material for the built environment, requiring less energy than alternatives like concrete or steel. From harvesting to recycling, lumber is the most carbon-efficient choice for building materials. Wood is of the few elements that can increase sustainability in a building’s life cycle, reduce waste, and create positive biophilic health benefits. Increasingly, architects and designers are calling for a return to wood as the prominent basic building material.

As an early adopter of FSC®, we recognize the importance of sustainably harvested lumber. FSC® Certified lumber is available upon request. Contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for more information.

Applications

  • Drawer Boxes
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Kitchen Cabinet Doors
  • Kitchen Counters
  • Railings
  • Vanity Cabinets
  • Vanity Cabinet Doors
  • Wall Paneling
  • Passage Doors
  • Closets
  • Garage Storage
  • Interior Millwork
  • Treads
  • Risers
  • Residential Indoor Furniture
  • Commercial Indoor Furniture
  • Floors

Details

Taking a consultative approach to best understand the needs and desires of our customers, we are committed to Delivering the Difference with our specialty hardwood lumber products. Please contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for a consultation to identify the best product for your application.

Climate, soil, seasons and growth region all play an important role in the color and texture of the wood. As a result, to determine the appropriate color for your application, it is important to consider region, mill, sort and specifications. Paint Grade Maple will have many of the color attributes of Brown Maple paired with an exceptionally smooth surface texture ideal for painting. Choose Paint Grade Maple for its unique ability to meet the aesthetic demands of any décor.

For specific color and grade requirements best suited for your project, contact your Sales or Specifications representative.

Why Prime Paint Grade Hard Maple?

  • Ideal for painting applications
  • Highly durable and strong lumber
  • Minimum grain variation
  • Machines well, finishes and glues easily
  • common and readily available
  • Ideal applications include flooring, cabinetry, millwork or furniture
  • Great sound quality effectively used in musical instruments and as acoustic paneling

Benefits of Plain Sawn Lumber:

The plain sawn cutting pattern optimizes the clear sapwood in Hard Maple, while also minimizing waste and increasing yield. The clear wood on the outer most faces of the log is what yields the prime grade. This cut generates the traditional cathedral grain pattern.

Contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for more information on how to configure Hard Maple for your project.

Applications

Specifications

  • Drawer Boxes
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Kitchen Cabinet Doors
  • Kitchen Counters
  • Railings
  • Vanity Cabinets
  • Vanity Cabinet Doors
  • Wall Paneling
  • Passage Doors
  • Closets
  • Garage Storage
  • Interior Millwork
  • Treads
  • Risers
  • Residential Indoor Furniture
  • Commercial Indoor Furniture
  • Floors