Birdseye Maple & Birdseye Maple Lumber

Birdseye maple and Birdseye Maple Lumber have a rare characteristic found in hard maple trees, only in about %1 percent of all Maple trees contain the Birdseye Maple figure.

To this day there has been no scientific evidence to explain the orgin of it's existence or why the Birdseye Maple figure occurs in such a small percentage of all Maple trees.

Today; Birdseye Maple is used in every type of woodworking projects.

The term birdseye, refers to the "eyes" that develop in the tree when it is young.

As these eyes continue to develop as the tree grows the eyes generally get bigger. 

Another reason the Birdseye Maple tree is so rare and special is because, it's unique figure cannot be cultured and cannot be intentionally duplicated by man.

The Birdseye figure always varies from tree to tree and there are no two trees that are exactly alike.

Even more unusual is that each Birdeye Maple tree has its own unique personality and any figure and eyes of that tree are unique and consistent within that tree only, making each project a one of a kind piece of woodworking art in itself when finished.

Birdseye Maple lumber has a wide variety of eyes and figures.

There are c-shaped eyes and oval shaped eyes as well as eyes that resemble deer tracks and some eyes can even look like rain streaks on a windowpane

Birdseye maple trees also develop birdseyes that are densely spaced and some that are small and spaced well apart.

It is also not unusual to see birdseye maple trees that have a herringbone or tilted curl along the eyes.

This can sometimes be referred to as buff, flash figure, crossfire, bowtie figure or highlights.

There are also colors within the wood itself that vary greatly, some have rose colored wood varying to dark rose heart and some are even cream colored or white inside.

Some of the uses that artists, craftsman and woodworkers use Birdseye Maple for are for, furniture, musical instruments, custom pool cues and jewelry boxes.

We offer pick-up or nationwide shipping & delivery right to your door.

Birdseye Maple Characteristics:


Average Dry Weight 45 lbs/ft3 (720 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 1450lbf (6450 N) | Specific Gravity: 0.72


Birdseye Maple for sale from CR Muterspaw Lumber, Exotic and Domestic Lumber Supplier in the U.S.

Here are couple of interesting links on How to Identify a Birdseye Maple tree:

And how to identify of types of maple trees as well as great information about Maple trees in general.

Click Here –> Birdseye Maple <– To shop online for Birdseye Maple products.

Click Here –> Figured Lumber <– For prices on Birdseye Maple Lumber



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