The heartwood of maple is graded separately as “brown”. It has the same straight grain as other soft maple. Brown soft maple is suitable for dark finishes and painting.
Machinability: Machines easily with most tools. It is best to pre-drill before screwing. Stains well.
Density: Specific gravity of .54
Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4
Grades: Sel. & Better