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Western Maple is a Pacific Northwest hardwood that is more of a tannish honey color than its blonde cousin, Eastern rock Maple. Western Washington produces the most dense and regular grained variety, but most of this supply is controlled by the corporate stalwart (or just "wart" for short) Weyerhauser. Western Oregon yeilds various other types, with more variation in color and grain, though not generally as dense.

Latin: Acer macrophyllum
Location: Pacific Northwest
Trees: 2-3ft diameter, up to 100ft tall
Names: Bigleaf Maple, Coast Maple
Density: 40 lb/cubic ft