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Brazilian Maple

Brazilian Maple Species 

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Species - Imported

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish


Color: Pale cream to yellow cream; no contrast between sapwood and heartwood.

Grain:  Straight, fine, uniform.

Variations Within Species And Grades:
Lower grades may have darker tan/brown colors.


Sawing/Machining: Works cleanly; requires a wide set for ripping; very hard on router bits.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.

Nailing: No known problems.

Finishing: Takes finish very well. May be difficult to stain.

Comments Origin: South America


Hardness/Janka: 1500 (16% harder than Northern red oak).

Dimensional Stability: Average (8.8; 2% less stable than Northern red oak). Very sensitive to moisture fluctuations.


Moderately available.

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