Despite its name, "soft maple" is considered a hard wood—just not quite as hard its higher priced cousin,"hard maple". Despite price difference, soft maple is arguably the better option when it comes to furniture. Because it's a common wood that grows readily in North America, it's more affordable and sustainable than other woods. Wonderfully versatile, soft maple is easy to cut and shape and it takes well to staining. It's a brilliant performer for high-use furniture like dining room tables and chairs. In fact, maple wood is traditionally used in bowling alleys!
Because stains take so well to soft maple, there are so many beautiful finishes to choose from. We're LOVING the Maple Heritage collection from Bermex. This selection of chairs, tables and hutches combine comfort and style with classic designs that work in both traditional and contemporary homes. We like that the Bermex soft maple collection is Canadian-made and so durable, you'll be able to pass it on to future generations. Soft maple is a truly beautiful Canadian product that we highly recommend you take a look at when shopping for new wood furniture.