Maple Birds Eye 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

Maple Birds Eye 4/4 Lumber

$14.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $14.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $11.24 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Birds Eye Maple lumber comes in random sizes, but within certain ranges. Here's what you can expect.

4" to 7" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

6' to 12' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. We always try to ship the longest possible lengths, but to make it easier on you and us, request length ranges in the order form.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible, depending on the quantity you order and what we have available at that time. But 7' is the longest length we can reasonably ship by UPS & FedEx
8' to 12' long is possible
8' and longer can be shipped truck freight, but this method is usually economical only for shipments that are at least 350 lbs (approx 100 board feet); Please contact us if you have questions.

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 3/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

How Lumber Ordering Works

1

Decide how much you need in Board Feet. Best way to get help with this is to use our Project Planner worksheet

2

Consider how much extra you want for arranging grain or color, fixing mistakes, testing cut set ups or finishes.

3

Choose your size requirements, if you have any, in the order form.

Figured with many small swirls resulting in circular eyes separate from each other

About Birds Eye Maple (Acer saccharum)

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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 psi)
Density

0.68

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

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak

map of where Birds Eye Maple tree grows
Birds Eye Maple is a domestic wood from North America

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.
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".
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.

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained
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October 9th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Dick
Panama City FL
Quick response and a quality piece of lumber ready for project use.
5
December 12th, 2018
Verified Buyer
LB
Nashville,TN
Great selections of boards in the pack. Looking forward to a good project.
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July 5th, 2017
Verified Buyer
Brought To Life Customs -- Matthew Paulhamus
Fort Knox KY
I shopped around on the net for Birdseye maple since I can't get any locally and of all the sites and companies, woodworkers source seemed to be the most legit and easiest site to use. The prices were good too. I liked how I could order by minimum dimensions and the delivered piece was actually exceptional and beyond what I expected. Not only was it a great piece of wood grain wise, but it was absolutely straight with no warp, twist, or bowshich makes it much easier to work with. When I'm done with my project I will share pics on your site. I will surely order here again and feel confident to blind order like I did this time. I make all custom orders and do custom artwork and when I use wood it has to compliment to project. I'm extremely pleased. Thanks!
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June 6th, 2017
Verified Buyer
Dave
New Woodworker
Seymour TX
I'm new to woodworking and this was my first time using maple lumber. I'm very pleased with the way maple machines. And the finished look is beautiful. I plan to use this species again.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
5
December 28th, 2012
Matthew Wenzel
Elmont ny usa
Great piece of Bids Eye Maple,as I usually receive.
4
May 16th, 2012
Leta Phelps
New Woodworker
williston fl usa
First time we have considered using the Maple Birds Eye. The material we got was fantastic. There was a little checking on the ends, but it was not that bad - I can work around it. Texture and eye appeal will do an excellent job for us.
Familiarity: I haven't used it yet
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