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At IDI, we pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our hardwood.  After all, we are in the Midwest where the best hardwoods are grown.  Plus, we have one of the leading hardwood suppliers, Cole Hardwood, just a stone’s throw away. So, go ahead, be choosy.

Hard Maple includes sugar and black maple. Maple has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days.

  • Color Cream to light reddish-brown.
  • Grain Usually straight-grained and sometimes found with highly figured bird’s-eye or burl grain.
  • Characteristics Heavy, hard, strong, tough, stiff, close-grained and possesses a uniform texture. Maple has excellent resistance to abrasion and indentation.
  • Finishing: Takes stain satisfactorily and polishes well.