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#1 posted 08-09-2013 05:42 PM

“Maple” isn’t all sapwood, but some types do have more than others; also, any maple (or just about any type of tree) that is healthy will have more sapwood than another of the same type that is ill or dying. The thickness of the sapwood is a tool I use to determine the logs health. 12” boards are easy from a 20” tree, provided it was healthy. The same goes with almost all the trees I’ve had the pleasure to slice up. It seems typical that a buyer tends to prefer whiter maple; not that is a rule, just a typical preference. I prefer a more colorful wood, but that’s me and I can’t pay myself to cut wood yet.

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