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Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24"

Item #149843
$19.99
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4.0

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Product Information:

Bird's-eye maple (Acer saccharum) is so named because the figure resembles small bird's eyes. Bird's-eye figure is a phenomenon that occurs within several kinds of wood, most notably in hard maple. The figure is reportedly caused by unfavorable growing conditions for the tree. The sugar maple attempts to start numerous new buds to get more sunlight, but with poor growing conditions the new shoots are aborted, and afterward a number of tiny knots remain. Bird's-eye maple is frequently sold in veneer form, but solid lumber is available as well. Being tiny knots, the bird's-eye figure is most noticeable and pronounced on flatsawn pieces of lumber. It turns well on a lathe, allowing it to be shaped into decorative canes, bottle stoppers and pens. It is used in refined specialty products, such as in automobile trim, both in solid form and veneer, boxes and bowls for jewelry, thin veneer, humidors, furniture inlays, handles, guitars, and pool cues. When working with bird's-eye wood, it is advisable to use sharp tools so as to prevent grain tear-out. This thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock sanded on both sides. Dimensions are +/- 1/8". Grain runs with the longest dimension. USA.

  • Distinctive "eye" pattern
  • Finishes well
  • Dimensioned lumber


  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.

    Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.

    Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

    Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ΒΌ" of size listed.

    Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
    California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    3.8

    (based on 19 reviews)

    79%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (9)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts (3)
    • Outdoors (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (13), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3), Professional (2)

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    5.0

    very good quality

    By  wood addict

    from paducah ky

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

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    Comments about Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24" :

    very nice wood , it will work very well with my project

     
    1.0

    Glad I ordered 2 when I needed 1

    By  Jim

    from monroe, ct

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Unattractive Design

    Best Uses

    Comments about Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24" :

    I ordered 2 pieces of birdseye maple. One was a spare in case I messed up on the first. The one I used had great birdseye grain and came out great. The other piece that never got used had several imperfections including discoloration, no birdseye grain to be seen and some tearout from the planing. I didn't think it was worth the trouble to send it back......but got this email asking for my feedback.

     
    3.0

    Not like the Birds Eye I was expecting

    By  One Cut

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Prompt Shipment
    • Service Execelant

    Cons

    • Beauty Is In The Eye Of -

    Best Uses

    • Save For Another Project

    Comments about Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24" :

    I wanted to build a beautiful keepsake box for my Granddaughter, but will have to hand pick a preter piece of lumber!!

     
    1.0

    Almost no figuring

    By  John Chicago

    from Chicago, IL

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    Comments about Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24" :

    I ordered three boards with the intention to make boxes and other decorative items. I was disappointed by all of them. One had almost NO figuring at all. The other two had only minimal figuring in 1 or two areas on the board. These could have easily been sold as regular maple and nobody would have questioned it. Am hugely disappointed and these are being returned. I will not purchase wood from here again.

     
    4.0

    Nice piece of wood.

    By  DarthKenbob

    from Norwich CT

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    Comments about Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24" :

    Nice piece, a little twisted but not a problem.

     
    5.0

    Customer Service is Excellent

    By  Lloyd

    from Granada Hills, CA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24" :

    The piece was warped when received, but was quickly re-shipped with a good one for free.

     
    5.0

    Second time around was great

    By  Mulnar

    from South Weber, Utah

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24" :

    The first couple I received weren't very good at all. Hardly any birds eye and too much dark sap wood. So I rated it as poor, not thinking much more about it. Then I was contacted by customer service who wanted to make it right. The replacements were of excellent quality and arrived in a timely manner. The best customer service I have ever had in my life (except once at a restaurant) and I'm an old man.

     
    4.0

    Great price. Would buy this again

    By  Jim

    from ft. lauderdale fl

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    Comments about Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24" :

    I will be using this in various craft projects.

     
    4.0

    I wish I had bought more!

    By  Ken

    from Blythewood, SC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Beautiful figure

    Cons

    • One piece less figured

    Best Uses

    • Small jewelry boxes

    Comments about Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24" :

    I build a lot of one-of-a-kind jewelry boxes. The birds eye maple I purchased is going to make a truly beautiful box.

     
    3.0

    l would buy this product again

    By  holme

    from norway

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Rusts Easily

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about Maple, Birds Eye 1" x 4" x 24" :

    Making knife handel

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