Maple is both a very well known and a loved wood by woodworkers. Its heartwood color ranges from a light reddish brown to a light tan while the sapwood can be nearly white, with darker reds and browns throughout. Commonly used for furniture, paneling and cabinetry work. Works well with tools and finishes smoothly and beautifully. Glue, nail and screw holding properties are all rated as good. Maple Burl stains readily and has excellent results with both paint and enamel.