|BOTANICAL NAMES||Liquidambar styraciflua.|
|ORIGINS FAMILY||It belongs to the family of Hamamelidaceae.|
|GROWTH AREA||This wood is a common species of the Southeastern United States where it grows biggest and is most abundant in the lower Mississippi Valley.|
|SPECIFIC WEIGHT||550 kg/m³ at 12% C.U.|
|TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES||Wide sapwood is whitish to light pink or tan color while the heartwood is gray to reddish brown.
Grain is interlocked, with a very fine, uniform texture.
Good natural luster, this wood has sometimes been called “satin walnut.”
The sapwood is susceptible to insect attack.
|DRYING METHOD||It should be carefully and slowly dried to avoid splitting.|
|MAIN USES AND WORKING||Generally, this wood is easy to work.
Glues, stains, and finishes well.
Responds moderately well to steam bending.
Sap Gum is used for: Veneer, plywood, general furniture, interior trim, boxes, turned objects and acoustic cabinets.
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