Rustic Brown Maple is a #1 Common grade of Hard Maple. When Hard Maple is graded, it is the white sapwood that is taken for the higher grades. The brown heartwood is graded “#1 Common” and is familiarly referred to as “Rustic Brown Maple.”
At Goosebay customers who select the Brown Maple do so for its character. They enjoy the variations in color, the occasional knots, defects, and bark inclusions.
Much of the Rustic Maple is stock that we’ve culled from our kiln loads. Occasionally we have Rustic Maple in heavier stock. If you need a piece heavier than the 8/4, please ask us.