Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterFigured 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 RangeCream white to reddish brown.
Other NamesHard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple
Some Typical UsesFurniture, some cabinetry, high end pieces (furniture, interior trim and paneling, etc.) and fine accessories like jewelry boxes, desk clocks, etc.
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 North America
3.67lbs /Bd. Ft.
1450Janka Rating (?)
0.68Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Birds Eye Maple:
Ease of Finishing