Maple Wood

Unique Characteristics Maple

  • Domestic hardwood lumber 
  • Light creamy color, with a straight grain, although spalting can be black
  • Excellent wood for cabinets, veneers and furniture

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Characteristics of Maple

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Wood Type Hardwood
Density (mean, Kg/m³) 625-753
Avg. Weight Per sq/ft³ 44 lb/ft³
Use(s) Veneer, furniture, flooring, cabinets
Color scale Creamy white in the sapwood,
heartwood has reddish brown hues
Moisture movement and Drying Dries with little distortion or movement

About The Maple Species

There are 128 species and a couple thousand varieties of maple. Evidences indicate maple has been around for 100 million years. Some types of maple can be grown as bonsai, while others can grow up to 145ft high. Maple wood is incredibly strong, looks great, and stains nicely. Often made of maple are instruments such as violins and guitars, bowling pins, and butcher blocks. Maple generally has a light, creamy color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. Usually with a smooth grain that generally runs straight but variations such as birdseye, tiger, flame, curly, wavy, rippled or fiddleback grain occur and are often selected for specialty custom artisan furniture.

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