What Sets Our Natural Maple Wood Furniture Apart?
Well, for one, it’s natural. We never use particle board, plywood, cardboard or toxic glues. Instead, we offer maple tables and maple benches—that’s it.
Plywood is common in the furniture industry because of its lower price point but it’s not as high quality and usually contains formaldehyde.
We also only use zero-VOC finishes because we don’t think toxic chemical emissions should have anything to do with furniture. What you’re breathing in matters.
Why Maple Hardwood?
We use maple that is verified sustainable by Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. As a proud partner of American Forests, we always source wood for our tables, sofas, and platform beds responsibly.
Judd chose maple for several reasons. While it’s just as strong and durable as oak, it isn’t as heavy. This allows us to decrease our shipping rates which keeps the cost down for our customers. A lightweight wood is easier for our production team to handle and it’s much simpler for you to assemble when it arrives at your door! No one wants to throw out their back when assembling a coffee table.
Maple is also kinder to our production tools and causes less overall ware. This means our tools can last longer and once again, makes our woodshop that much more efficient.
There’s also the aesthetic aspect of maple. The natural color itself looks perfect with a simple coat of linseed oil to add some shine and protection. However, maple is also a wonderful wood for more dramatic and darker stains. Our most popular zero-VOC stain is walnut.