Pacific Coast maple, known as the "light-hearted maple," is valued for the minimal difference between its heartwood and sapwood.
Pacific Coast Maple has light, uniform color and fine grain make it highly favored for furniture, cabinet and millwork applications. Pacific Coast Maple is the ideal wood for light or natural finishes, it also accepts a variety of stains smoothly and evenly, from natural to cordovan.
Ratings indicate the degree of difficulty working with this species relative to other hardwoods. A '5' rating is the best. A '1' rating is the most challenging.