The sapwood of maple is very white. In Michigan produced maple, the brown heartwood is very small and can be virtually non-existent. Hard Maple has a fine, uniform texture and turns well. It is heavy, strong, hard, stiff, and resistant to abrasion and shock. Maple is generally straight grained, but the grain can also occur as “birds-eye,” “curly,” and “fiddleback.”
Hard Maple is a popular veneer and is often found in flooring, cabinets, furniture, mouldings, bowling alleys, cutting blocks, handles and woodenware.
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