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Legacy of Maple Wood
In previous blogs, we’ve looked at Cherry, Elm and Hickory woods as examples of common woods used in furniture craftsmanship. Each wood has a distinct composition and style. Cherry has a dense texture and varies in color, Elm has a smooth, interlocking grain and Hickory often utilizes rustic, natural bark accents. In this blog, our focus is the Legacy of Maple Wood.
Maple is a diverse, practical wood. As a result Maple is used for bowling pins and the official MLB baseball bats. Craftsmen categorize it as “hard” and “soft” Maple. Noted for its hard, close grains. While “hard” Maple composes bowling pins and baseball bats. “Soft” Maple (also called “Brown Maple” by furniture craftsmen) is used for furniture construction. Furniture craftsmen also refer to it as “Brown Maple”. Maple wood is also noted for its wonderful acoustic properties. Making it a wonderful choice for hollow-bodied or resonant musical instruments such as drum shells and guitars.
Maple enjoys a rich legacy as a major furniture wood and boasts a timeless beauty. Visit Brandenberry Amish Furniture to see our huge selection of Maple furniture!