I’m planning on building some shelving and have decided to use maple. I’ve used the sagulator and either soft or hard maple will work. I would prefer to use soft maple based on what I have read about workability. I’ve called a few local lumber yards and when I asked if their maple is hard or soft the response is that maple is a hardwood. Some are not aware that there is soft maple and hard maple. I’ve read some info on how to tell the difference but that means visiting the yards, etc. I’ve worked quite a bit with Red Oak and I’m wondering how hard maple workability compares. If they are similar I’ll just buy what the yards have. If hard maple is harder to work than Red Oak then any ideas on how to get the info out of the folks at the yards?