Maple veneer, also known as quartered hard maple wood veneer or quarter cut white maple veneer, is typically a creamy white to a pink tinged light yellow wood that ages to a deep pale gold color. It is available in 4′ x 8′, 4′ x 10′ and 8′ x 4′ sizes as FlexVen™ 10 and FlexVen™ 20 paper backed, Tuf-Pli™ polyback, Pli-Flex™ wood on wood or cross grain veneer sheets with a PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) option.
It is usually book matched with the grain running along the 8’ dimension. Quarter cut maple is sometimes referred to as rift cut maple. Standard A grade maple wood veneer commonly allows for some defects such as occasional pin knots and very slight vine marks or worm tracks. Maple is a hardwood that is dense, relatively easy to work with and strong. It has a smooth texture and tight uniform grain. Hard maple is very similar to soft maple in color and appearance but tends to have a more regular grain pattern. Maple wood veneer will accept stains and finishes well but is most often finished with a clear coat that preserves the warmth and accentuates the color and beauty of the wood’s natural grain.