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Origin of Wood Type:
Eastern North America
Botanical Name:
Acer saccharum
Specific Gravity:
.72
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.25 lb/bf
Color Range:
Cream- White (Sap) & gray - light brown (Heart)
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available, Birdseye Maple is becoming very rare!
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 8", rarely found 9" to 18" inches wide and almost impossible to find pure white over 8" inches wide.
Typical Avg. Length:
4' to 10' feet, rarely found up to 12' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30% to 50%

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architecural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument making, Wood Turning, Gunstocks, Automotive / Aircraft Interior, Inlaying, Box Making, Flooring, Veneer and many other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, FAS, Quarter-Sawn, Quarter-Sawn (Figured), Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer, Premium

Other Trade Names:

Rock Maple, White Maple, Sugar Maple, Birdseye Maple, Curly Maple

Description:

Their are many variations of Hard Maple including: plain, curly & birdseye.
*Known as "Sugar Maple"
*Best known for producing Maple syrup & beautiful fall foilage
*Dense / fine textured wood

Birds Eye Maple  is a sugar maple with a unique figure pattern giving the appearance of eyes. A board must be flat sawn to show this figure. Veneers are rotary sliced. Birds eye maple is a very rare mutation of a common hardwood tree. The top figure usually comes from the northern most range of the specie. Old sawyers tell me they find these trees on the north side of dense woodlots, areas that get very little sunlight. If the woodlot is thinned the birds eye development diminishes. This is one of the most exotic of the North American Species.
*Birds eye maple is found on the dash boards of some of the world’s finest car
*Excellent for fine furniture
*Often found in cue sticks
*Makes a beautiful floor

Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.

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