I have had bad luck with delicate doors with there muttons and such sagging with the weight of the glass in them, no such problem with maple. It is just much stronger, takes abuse better, and it is so clean it paints beautiful.
Truth is it is probably overkill, but is jut one way I try to distinguish my work from the herd. I have a ton of competition out here in nor-cal.
I do the same thing on handrail; if I have a pg span over 10' I use maple for the rail, no wiggle over time.
Last edited by scribbles; 03-14-2009 at 12:24 PM.