Maple trees are found all up and down the eastern United States. Sugar maple is the most common maple in furniture because it is hard, but since there are over 200 species and subspecies, the sawyers or lumber yards from whom we source end up with a variety of types. Maple is typically light in color with some of the same swirled and wavy grain patterns found in walnut. These unpredictable grain patterns differentiate maple from cherry sapwood, which can sometimes look very similar in color. Though there are softer maple woods, the maple we source is a hard and durable material. Maple tables go well in classic and modern spaces, and with any leg type.