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Hard Maple Dowels and Dowel Rods

Our Maple dowels are kiln dried, clear, smooth and accurately sized. We stock an extensive inventory of sizes ranging from 1/4" to 1-15-16" diameters in 36" and 48" lengths.

Mix & Match box quantities of any of our Poplar, Maple, Oak, Cherry, Walnut, Hickory or Ash wood dowel rods to get the best quantity price per box.

FAQ: Maple (Hard Maple Group). Hard maple includes sugar maple (Acer sac‑charum)  Sugar maple is also known as rock maple. Maple lumber is manufactured principally in the Middle Atlantic,Great Lake States and Canadian Provinces.The heartwood is usually light reddish brown but sometimes considerably darker. The sapwood is commonly white with a slight reddish-brown tinge. It is usually 8 to 12 cm (3 to 5 in.) wide. Hard maple has a fine, uniform texture. It is heavy, strong, stiff, hard, and resistant to shock and has high shrinkage. The grain of sugar maple is generally straight, but birdseye, curly, or fiddleback grain is often selected for furniture or novelty items.Hard maple is used principally for lumber and veneer. A large proportion is manufactured into flooring, furniture, cabinets, cutting boards and blocks, pianos, billiard cues, handles, novelties, bowling alleys, dance and gymnasium floors, spools, and bobbins.

 

Common name Botanical name Density, g/cc Density, lbs/cu.ft.

Modulus of rupture, air dry

kg/sq.mm.

Modulus of elasticity, air dry,

kg/sq.mm.

Maple, sugar Acer saccharum 0.676 42.20 10.97 1290.

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