Is Gum Wood considered a hard wood and how hard is it in coparison to say Maple or Birch?



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    Gum wood is indeed a hard wood. But yellow birch is heavier and has a higher hardness rating from the American Hardwood Export Council. Hard maple, in turn, is even heavier and harder than yellow birch. The AHEC website listed below is a good reference.

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