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2016-09-16T13:36:38+00:00

Maple – Hard – Select

Select Hard Maple from TaylorCraft will be clear of defects, and the inherent color, character marks and grain patterns will be closely inspected and matched to create a more uniform appearance than our natural grades. Heartwood will be not visible on the face. Select grade is recommended when reduced variation in appearance is desired or when used with clear or lightly stained finishes.  General characteristics of Hard Maple are: light blond in color with creamy white sapwood with a slight pinkish cast and heartwood that varies in color from tan to dark reddish brown. The wood has a fine uniform texture and is generally straight-grained, but may also include small amounts birdseye, curly or fiddleback figure.  
If you or your customers are not familiar with the species or our grading, we strongly recommend ordering a sample from TaylorCraft before placing your cabinet door order to prevent any misunderstanding.
2016-09-16T13:37:14+00:00

Maple – Hard – Natural

Natural Hard Maple from TaylorCraft will be clear of pronounced defects but will possess inherent characteristics of the species in which only the extremes will be removed. It may contain some narrow staves, sapwood, heartwood and pin knots. Expect a wide range of color throughout the entire order. Natural grade is recommended when natural color and grain variations are desired or acceptable such as when used with medium to dark stained finishes, however even with a darker finish, some color variations from stave to stave may still be visible due to variations in material composition.  General characteristics of Hard Maple are: light blond in color with creamy white sapwood with a slight pinkish cast and heartwood that varies in color from tan to dark reddish brown. The wood has a fine uniform texture and is generally straight-grained, but may include birdseye, curly or fiddleback figure.
If you or your customers are not familiar with the species or our grading, we strongly recommend ordering a sample from TaylorCraft before placing your cabinet door order to prevent any misunderstanding.
2016-09-16T13:31:27+00:00

Maple – Soft – Select

Select Soft Maple from TaylorCraft will be clear of defects, and the inherent color, character marks and grain patterns will be closely inspected and matched to create a more uniform appearance than our Natural grades.  This grade is recommended when using a natural to light stain color.  General Characteristics of Soft Maple are: generally straight grained with sapwood that is light blond, sometimes with a grey cast, with occasional dark brown flecks and heartwood that varies from light to dark reddish brown. Soft Maple is generally around 25% softer than Hard Maple and therefore accepts stain differently than Hard Maple.
If you or your customers are not familiar with the species or our grading, we strongly recommend ordering a sample from TaylorCraft to prevent any misunderstanding.
2016-09-16T13:32:49+00:00

Maple – Soft – Natural

Natural Soft Maple from TaylorCraft will be clear of pronounced defects but will possess inherent characteristics of the species in which only the extremes will be removed. It may contain some narrow staves, sapwood, heartwood and pin knots. Expect a wide range of color throughout the entire order. Natural grade is recommended when natural color and grain variations are desired or acceptable such as when used with medium to dark stained finishes, however even with a darker finish, some color variations from stave to stave may still be visible due to variations in material composition.. General Characteristics of Soft Maple are: generally straight grained with sapwood that is light blond sometimes with a grey cast and with occasional dark brown flecks and heartwood that varies from light to dark reddish brown. Soft Maple is generally around 25% softer than Hard Maple and therefore accepts stain differently.
If you or your customers are not familiar with the species or our grading, we strongly recommend ordering a sample from TaylorCraft before placing your cabinet door order to prevent any misunderstanding.
2016-09-16T13:33:45+00:00

Maple – Soft – Paint Grade

Paint Grade Soft Maple from TaylorCraft will contain all inherent characteristics of the species but will not have open defects. No attention will be given to color or grain matching and no colors will be removed. Small knots, splits or cracks may be filled. Standard guidelines for minimum panel stave widths and slab drawer sizes which allow glue ups may not be followed. While it can be stained, our paint grade is intended only for painted finishes. Paint Grade Soft Maple may contain narrow staves, sapwood, heartwood, pin knots, mineral streaks and a higher degree of other natural characteristics inherent within this species than our Natural Soft Maple material. General Characteristics of Soft Maple are: generally straight grained with sapwood that is light blond sometimes with a grey cast, with occasional dark brown flecks and heartwood that varies from light to dark reddish brown. Soft Maple is generally around 25% softer than Hard Maple and therefore accepts stain differently.
If you or your customers are not familiar with the species or our grading, we strongly recommend ordering a sample from TaylorCraft before placing your cabinet door order to prevent any misunderstanding.