Maple and cherry wood are two different types of wood. Both are types of hardwoods. Maple is a type of tree belonging in the genus Acer. As a wood, maple is a white hardwood and is considered to have a very tight and even grain. Maple wood is available as hard and soft maple wood. Both are quite hard as compared to other woods and both are specifically used for certain
Birch comes in two varieties: yellow and white. Yellow birch is a pale yellow-to-white wood with reddish-brown heartwood, whereas white birch has a whiter color that resembles maple. Both types of birch have a hardness of 4 on a scale of 1 to 5. Birch is readily available and less expensive than many other hardwoods.
Hard Maple is also known as Rock Maple or Sugar Maple, (this is the same tree which is tapped to get maple syrup). Besides this one species of maple, the only other species that is sometimes considered in the grouping of Hard Maple in the United States is Black Maple (Acer nigrum).
Maple is a creamy white hardwood that sometimes has a reddish tinge. One of the hardest wood species, maple is often chosen for heavy-use items, like dressers and kitchen cabinets. Pros: Maple is affordable and ultra-durable. It can take a beating and look great for years.