Maple – Hard – (Straight Grain) – Natural / Standard Grade
Wood Species / Grade Description
Weight: 2.750 Lb/Sq. Ft (Based on 3/4″ thickness)
This species can be compared to the Natural grade Hard Maple with the only difference being the way it is cut at the sawmill. Straight Grain is achieved by a cut that is midway between the plain and quarter sawn method. This cut gives each piece a thin pencil-line or combed look, otherwise known as a straight grain look.
Due to this sawing method, stave width rarely exceeds 4” and panels will likely be heavy to staves under 2½”. All components over 3½” in this Species/Grade are allowed to be edge glued.
To reduce the likelihood of a blotchy finish, we highly recommend a “Spray No Wipe” stain process, not a Wiping stain process when using this species. This grade is most desirable for medium to dark stain colors.
Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.
Disclaimer for Color
Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.