Maple Wood Lumber
Maple Wood – Maple is a family of wood with various grain and color variations, but generally similar properties. Hard Maple wood lumber is usually from the Sugar Maple, the tree tapped for maple syrup. Hard Maple wood is stronger, stiffer, harder, and denser than all the other species of Maple wood commercially available. Hard Maple is commonly used for flooring on basketball courts, dancefloors and bowling alleys. It is used in musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and many turned objects and specialty wood items. Maple is rated as non-durable to perishable and is susceptible to insect attack.
Workability: Maple Wood Lumber is easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Maple tends to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as a router. Maple turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, a gel stain or toner may be necessary to get an even color.