Birds Eye Maple » Acer saccharum

Why Birds Eye Maple?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

Figured with many small swirls resulting in circular eyes separate from each other - dubbed birds eye figure. Same species as typical hard white maple, yet featuring this distinctive figure. The wood is hard and heavy, very durable with a fine texture. Birds eye figure does pose problems with planing and some hand tool operations.
color of Birds Eye Maple

Color Range

Cream white to reddish brown.
other names for Birds Eye Maple

Other Names

Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple
uses for Birds Eye Maple

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, some cabinetry, high end pieces (furniture, interior trim and paneling, etc.) and fine accessories like jewelry boxes, desk clocks, etc.
the Birds Eye Maple tree

What's the Tree Like?

Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36''. The Birds Eye Maple tree grows in Northeastern USA & Canada.
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
2.51% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1450

Janka Rating (?)
12.40% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.68

Specific Gravity (?)
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Birds Eye Maple:

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak


Maple Birds Eye Hardwood Sample
Maple Birds Eye Hardwood Sample
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1.5
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  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$10.00 /ea.

 
Maple Birds Eye Heavy Fig. Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet

$252.00 /ea.

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Maple Birds Eye Heavy Fig. Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet

$504.00 /ea.

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Maple Birds Eye Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet

$176.99 /ea.

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Maple Birds Eye Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
(Not Yet Rated)
  • Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet

$353.99 /ea.

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Birds Eye Maple Pen Blanks
Birds Eye Maple Pen Blanks
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5
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Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 3/4'' square

$2.00 /ea.

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