Flat cut maple wood veneer is sometimes referred to as hard maple or white maple. It will accept stains and finishes well but is often finished with a clear coat that preserves the warmth and accentuates the color and beauty of the wood’s natural grain.
Standard A grade flat cut maple wood veneer commonly allows for some defects such as occasional pin knots and very slight vine marks or worm tracks. It is usually book matched with the grain running along the 8’ dimension. Hard maple is very similar to soft maple in color and appearance but tends to have a more regular grain pattern.
AKA: Hard Maple, White Maple
Cut: Flat Cut or Plain Sliced
Color: Creamy white to light yellow wood that ages to a deep pale gold color
Characteristics: Smooth texture and tight uniform grain
Wood Type: A hardwood that is dense, relatively easy to work with and strong