hard maple

Water-based finish on hard maple

Q. We have recently switched to a water-based finish. When we use it on hard maple, the wood from one supplier seems to cause the sugars in the wood to come through the finish and appear as a white frost on the surface. What is it and why on just one supplier?

Hard Maple Cuts Delayed by Cold Weather

With hard maple demands increasing from cabinet and wood component plants,sawmills are delaying those cuts in favor of red oak due to the cold weather across the northern U.S. and Canada. And soft maple shipments tick up.