Hand Made Weaving Comb From Maple by Roger Deale
Hard Maple Overview
LATIN: ACER SACCHARUM ORIGIN: NORTH AMERICA
The hard maple is the state tree of Wisconsin, Vermont, New York, and West Virginia. In the North, during the cold nights and warm days of late winter, the sugar maple is tapped for its sucrose-containing sap, the source of maple syrup. Until the turn of the century, the heels of women’s shoes were made from maple. Maple has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days.