Soft Maple, (genus: Acer) is not a distinct species of maple (see Hard Maple). It is a commercial lumber term used to distinguish between Hard Maple and other types of maple.

Soft maple is commonly found in temperate regions of North America.

Janka Hardness :
4,230 N (700 to 950 lbf) depending on species

Average Dried Weight :
485 to 610 kg/m3 (30.2 to 38.0 lbs/ft3) depending on species

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Pricing / Availability

Along with Oak, Ash is one of the least expensive types of utility hardwoods on offer in domestic markets.

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Sustainability

It is mentioned in the IUCN’s Red List and falls under the ‘critically endangered’ category, as data suggests that there could be an 80% reduction in its population in its next three generations due to the introduction of new taxa. It is not mentioned in the CITES Appendices.

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Common Uses / Applications

Ash is used for flooring, boxes, crates, and turned objects such as tool handles and baseball bats. It is also used in millwork.

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