Maple Wood Finish Choices
Maple has an indistinct grain pattern. It is offwhite in color; its other common names are 'brown maple' and 'maple'. Maple is a variegated, beautiful wood that looks particularly stunning in darker stains. Stain applied to maple is not uniform due to variations in grain and density — this is part of its appeal. Its species name is Acer Rubrum.
Each wood sample is created from the same genuine hardwood as our furniture. They are hand-sanded and hand-stained, and measure around 3" x 3".
The Janka rating of Maple is 950.
The Janka rating measures a wood's hardness and resistance to scrapes, gouges and cuts.
This number should guide your decision, but not define it. The Janka rating is generally used for hardwood flooring, which gets much more wear & tear than furniture does. Also, the Janka rating does not take the protective qualities of our wood finish into consideration.