Soft Maple

  • Description
Soft Maple is about 25% softer than Hard Maple, otherwise in most respects it is very similar to Hard Maple.  Soft Maple has a grayish white sapwood, sometimes with darker colored pith flecks.  The heartwood varies from a light to dark reddish/silvery brown.  The natural color range is allowed with some variation between doors.  Soft Maple is often used as a substitute for Hard Maple or stained to resemble other species such as Cherry.