Pacific Coast Maple Hardwood

Three Species – One Source.

Cascade Hardwood produces lumber in three different species, each with it's own range of custom grades. We are proud to be able to provide high quality Alder, Maple and Ash hardwood lumber to meet almost any requirement, and in almost any quantity.

Maple Sample

Maple Hardwood

Our Pacific Coast Maple lumber is widely used in furniture, cabinet, casegood, flooring and specialty applications. Maple is used in both very modern and traditional styles. Use of maple for kitchen cutting boards and butcher blocks testifies to the rugged utility of this hard and fine grained wood.

Workability

Pacific Coast Maple – or Big Leaf Maple – is well known for its working properties. It is moderately hard and of medium strength. It turns, planes and shapes well and can be sanded to a smooth finish. The wood glues easily, has moderate nail and screw holding ability, and takes a good finish..



species 1
finishing
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character interest
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color uniformity
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machining
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sanding
polishing
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joint strength
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gluing
total
Alder 10 9 10 9.2 10 9 10 67.2
Basswood 8 7 9 7.5 8 8 9 56.5
Cherry, Black 10 10 9 9.6 9 9.6 9 66.2
Gum/Tupelo 9 7 7 8.5 8 9 8 56.5
Maple, Pacific 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 65
Maple, Sugar 10 9 9 9.2 8 9.5 9 63.7
Maple, Silver 9 9 9 8 9 9 10 63.0
Poplar, Yellow 9 7 7 8.5 8 9 9 58.6
Walnut, Black 9 10 9 9.6 10 9 9 65.6
 
Maple Infographic
Maple Guitar

Pitch Perfect Quality

Many large guitar manufacturers use Pacific Coast Maple. A dense hardwood, maple's focused tone provides a "brilliant" sound and fewer overtones than other medium-desity woods. Maple's quick note decay properties are a preferred feature for live performance settings. And with less feedback issues, Maple gives the musician a greater opportunity to be heard in the mix of a large band.

Finishing Touch

Pacific Coast Maple is a beautiful, durable, and versatile wood for cabinetry and furniture making. With it's ease of workability the options for joinery and finish are quite limitless. Whether your tastes are modern, traditional, rustic, or ornate - any design treatment is appropriate when using Pacific Coast Maple. Countertops, appli- ances, and floor coverings all come together when high- lighted by the beauty of maple cabinetry and furniture.