How to Finish Maple?

Answer There are 4 basic types of maple wood used in furniture and wood turning projects. Whether you use burl, curly, hard or soft maple, the main purpose to finish maple is to make the grain "pop" into ... Read More »

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Are Japanese maple trees hard maple or soft maple?

The Japanese maple tree (Acer palmatum) is a hard maple. The Japanese maple is a slow-growing tree, and as Clemson University explains, "slow-growing maples have hard wood." The wood is about as ha... Read More »

How to Whip Maple Syrup to Make Maple Sugar Candy?

Make your own maple sugar candy with whipped maple syrup, or maple cream. Whipped maple syrup is often called maple cream because after boiling the syrup gains an appearance and texture similar to ... Read More »

How to Distinguish Hard Maple From Soft Maple Trees?

Woodworkers separate maple wood into "hard" and "soft" based on the way it performs when they work with it, but the difference applies to more than the wood. The sugar maple, the most common hard m... Read More »

What is the difference between a matte finish or satin finish silver dollar?

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