Address:15501 Mosher Ave Tustin, CA 92780
Orange County, California
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Hard maple is prized for its cream to white colored sapwood and light red-brown Heartwood. Maple is diffuse-porous with a subtle grain pattern — highlighted by characteristic Springwood. The wood is heavy, strong, and stiff. Hard Maple works well; stains and finishes nicely.
Soft Maple is similar in color, grain pattern, and texture to Hard Maple. It is widely used as a substitute for Hard Maple because of its similarity in color, grain pattern, etc. It is about 25% softer than Hard Maple. The sapwood of Soft Maple may be less white than Hard Maple with the Heartwood, maybe more gray/tan. It is easy to paint and stain.