Maple Wood

Grain Type: Small pores prone to interlocking grain patterns and spalting (fungus from the live tree causing grain patterns to darken compared to the surrounding wood)

Color: Light color when first cut, darkens to yellow, red, or brown with sun exposure and time resulting in varied colors

Advantages: With many different types of maple woods, there is a lot of variety to choose from color to strength, dense and stable for long lasting results

Disadvantages: Can decay from changing in temperature or humidity, preventable with heavy finishing and proper care, stains can be difficult to apply due to grain patterns

Fun Maple Fact: Maple trees are the source of maple syrup