Maple has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days. Our furniture is available in two kinds of maple: hard maple and brown (or soft) maple. Hard maple is extremely resistant to dents and scratches making it an excellent choice for desks and table tops. Customers usually choose a natural finish on hard maple, since this shows off its beautiful grain and light creamy color and also because it tends not to take stain well. Brown Maple, also called Soft Maple, is a versatile species that offers exceptional customer value. It is a bit more common, and therefore less expensive than hard maple or cherry, yet it shares with those species a fine delicate grain. Brown Maple takes stain well and looks especially attractive with moderate to dark brown finishes. [gallery columns="4" order="ASC" orderby="title" link="file"]