Maple & Walnut
MAPLE, WALNUT & WORMY MAPLE
Our standard options for hardwood include Maple, Walnut, and Wormy Maple. We also have access to other hardwoods such as Hard Maple, Elm, Cherry, Ash and more. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact us. All of our hardwoods are locally sourced through arborists, private sales, and sawmills. As Ontario Wood partners, if we purchase wood from a sawmill, we ensure that for every tree that gets cut down, 3 new ones are planted.
Maple is a native hardwood in Ontario and is widely used for it’s strength and beautiful grain. It is very hard and durable and it can be stained any colour making it ideal for furniture, table tops and bar tops.
Walnut is a native hardwood in Ontario and is best known for it’s natural dark brown (espresso) colours. This wood typically does not get stained to preserve the colour and character of the natural wood. It is very hard, heavy, and not as common as Maple making the price point slightly higher than Maple.
Wormy Maple is also a native hardwood in Ontario. It looks slightly different from regular maple because it has some very small holes in the wood. These holes were created by little ambrosia beetles that bore a network of tunnels into the tree. These tunnels leave small streaks in the wood that appear once the wood is cut and dried. The streaks provide a lot of character to the wood without affecting the integrity. Just like regular maple, the wood is very hard and durable and it can be stained any colour making it great for furniture, table tops and bar tops.