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

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Maple Birds Eye 4/4 Lumber

$14.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $14.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $11.24 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details

The actual footage you receive will be slightly different from what you order, therefore your final billed amount will be a little different. This is because we hand select your lumber from inventory of various widths and lengths - every board is unique and different in size (except thickness).
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hardwood lumber sizes
Birds Eye Maple lumber comes in random widths and lengths, with a uniform thickness.
Here's what you can expect:
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?"

4" to 7" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this wood.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range.
  • Request special width selection using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form.
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

6' to 14' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock at any given time. But there are some things to know:

No Minimum Purchase
We're easy to buy from! That means we can cut you a short piece(s) from long boards if you want.

Length Shipping Restrictions

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

About Birds Eye Maple (Acer saccharum)

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 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
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

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 article if you want the full explanation.

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

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.9
out of 5
5 (6)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.9
out of 5
5 (6)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
7 Total Reviews
December 13, 2018
5 out of 5
Birdseye Maple 4/4 Project Pack:
Review by  LB from Nashville,TN
Great selections of boards in the pack. Looking forward to a good project.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
July 5, 2017
5 out of 5
Awesome
Review by  Brought To Life Customs -- Matthew Paulhamus  from 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!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
June 6, 2017
5 out of 5
Awesome!
Review by  Dave from 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.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 28, 2012
5 out of 5
Maple Birds Eye 4/4 Lumber
Review by  Matthew Wenzel from Elmont, ny usa
Great piece of Bids Eye Maple,as I usually receive.
Recommended
May 16, 2012
4 out of 5
stained glass frame material
Review by  Leta Phelps from 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.
Recommended
February 13, 2012
5 out of 5
Absolutely beautiful wood.
Review by  Pat from LaVale, MD US
Excellent figure! What is not to love?
Recommended
7 Total Reviews
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