Northern Hard Maple is known for its fine, closed, and subdued grain. Uniform in texture, it has a more modern appearance. Maple will make any room feel open and airy. With such beauty and strength, it's no wonder hard maple is also used for bowling pins, pool cues, and butcher blocks which all take quite a beating. These Robusto planks are select grade and will have few to no imperfections. The clear, semi-gloss finish specifically designed by Sherwin Williams brings out the natural beauty of the wood. Planks are 1/2" thick and 7" wide for a more open room.