Formal Name: Acer saccharum
Color: Creamy white sapwood, often tinged with pink or pale reddish brown tones. Heartwood is more red in color, varying from light to dark reddish-brown.
Workability: Pre-boring is recommended when nailing and screwing. With care, it machines well, turns well, glues satisfactorily and can be stained to an outstanding finish. Polishes well and is suitable for enamel finishes.
Physical Properties: Hard and heavy with good resistance to abrasion and identation.