The following finishes are available on cabinets made from maple. White maple is a mildly grained hardwood that is predominantly blonde in color. It may have light and dark streaking through the grain, as well as spots of darker mineral coloration. Maple is tight-grained and moderately strong. Hard white maple, which Adelphi uses, is cleaner, whiter, and contains far less mineral coloration than soft white, used by some other manufacturers.