The wood from Big Leaf maple is fine-grained and of a moderate to medium weight and
hardness with strength properties that make it well suited for flooring. Pacific
Maple is a lighter wood with a variety of beautiful figurative character and swirls
but not overly dramatic or color wild. The sapwood can vary from white to yellow
tones; the heartwood is light golden brown. The wood grain is a blend of straight,
curved, wavy, even some quilted, fiddle-back or birds-eye patterns, dotted with large
tight knots surrounded by figurative swirls around them. Moderately stainable.