Oregon Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) is a diverse and beautiful species from the coastal regions of Pacific North America. It is slightly coarser than European or Eastern Hard Rock Maple with specific gravity of .44, .55 (Basic, 12% MC) and as so is somewhat harder to work. Despite this, the beauty of the wood easily overcomes any difficulties in working. It has excellent colors that range from white to coral pink & light brown. Figure, color, and burl variations range greatly from piece to piece; no two boards are the same. This is another reason that Maple is such a wonderful wood for those who seek depth and distinction in their woodworking projects.