Hard Maple

Hard maple is the wood yielded by Acer saccharum in its wider sense (i.e. Sugar maple & Black maple). It is a favorite for floors, bowling alleys, furniture, and electric guitar necks. The weight per cubic metre is roughly 740 kg.

Famous quotes containing the words maple and/or hard:

    Once they came on a maple in a glade,
    Standing alone with smooth arms lifted up,
    And every leaf of foliage she’d worn
    Laid scarlet and pale pink about her feet.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Machinery that gives us abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent, and all will be lost.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)