Creamy white, ages to a light tan. The grain is usually straight but can be wavy or curly and has a fine, smooth texture. Medium crushing and bending strengths, low resistance to shock. Can be brought to an excellent polished finish.
Trees grow to 20 meters (65 ft) and grow in Europe, Canada and USA. Ours is FSC.
It is used for interior furniture, woodenware and decorative veneers. Maple syrup is obtained by tapping certain species. The five-lobed maple leaf is the national symbol of Canada.