Sapgum

sap gum hardwood lumberLiquidamber styraciflus. Sapgum is a light colored hardwood with a close, rather diffuse grain. The sapwood is white to pinkish white in color. The slightly contrasting heartwood is light red to brown.

Sapgum grows widely across the central and southern United States, and has a broad application in the manufacturing of cabinets and furniture -- especially antique reproductions.

Use:
Furniture, cabinets.

Availability:
Generally available 4/4 through 8/4 thickness. Limited availability 10/4, 12/4 and thicker.

Sap Gum Hardwood Lumber Pricing:

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Relative Working Properties:

Machining Resistance to
Splitting in Nailing
Resistance to
Splitting in Screwing
Gluing
Very Good Good Good Very Good

 

Physical Properties:

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.) Average Shipping Weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) Air Dry Average Volumetric Shrinkage (oven dry % of Green) Modulus of Rupture (Kilopascals) Modulus of Elasticity (Megapascals) Side Hardness (Newtons)
0.52 533 15.8 86,000 11,300 3,800

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Sapgum

Sapgum

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