Maple is used for products such as furniture, flooring, cabinets, bowling pins, and more. Maple is a favorite of woodworkers and is generally good for all around lumber production.
Maple is a close-grain hardwood. This means that the grain pattern is more subtle than other woods. It is extremely hard and is a naturally light wood. Maple cannot hold dark stains well, it tends to look blotchy when stained dark but this is a characteristic of the wood itself, not the stain. Woods change color with time and Maple appears more yellow with age.