Friday, July 1, 2016

Sugar Maple: Acer saccharum

 Given it is Canada Day (or as Mark Steyn likes to refer to it: Dominion Day), 

Canada has ten species of maple, but everyone knows the sugar maple is the best!

Sugar Maple leaves in fall

3 comments:

  1. Maple is also some of the best hardwood for furniture making: very dense and closed grained. Good for table tops and cutting boards.

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    1. Maple is generally straight grained (and quite nice), but when it is figured with checks, swirls and fire crossed grains it is as beautiful as the finest mahogany and walnut.

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    2. Maple is generally straight grained (and quite nice), but when it is figured with checks, swirls and fire crossed grains it is as beautiful as the finest mahogany and walnut.

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