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Maple, Birds-Eye - 3/4" x 5" x 24"

$29.29

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...

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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. 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. When working with bird's-eye wood, it is advisable to use sharp tools so as to prevent grain tear-out. 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.

Features:

  • Distinctive "eye" pattern
  • Straight grained
  • Turns, glues and finishes well
  • Native to eastern North America

Specifications:

  • Thickness: 3/4"
  • Width: 5"
  • Length: 24"

What's Included:

  • (1) Birds-Eye Maple - 3/4" x 5" x 24" - Dimensional Lumber

Notes:

  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
  • Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.

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  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    eye tear-out

    Satisfied with the piece of wood I got. However, don't run this wood through your thickness planer, It will tear out the "eyes". I was able to hand plane it further to just be a little thinner than I wanted to fix it, for the project I was doing.

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice figure over most of the width.

    This was part of my first mail order of lumber for woodworking. I was nervous that I would be sent pieces of dubious quality. This piece pleased me very much, even considering the price. The bird's eye figure, although not as intense as the product photo, is nice over about three-quarters of the width (the other quarter being rather plain). The dimensions were as advertised. The faces are flat, but they are not smooth because (I think) they are planed and the eyes are susceptible to chipping, so you need to sand to fix this and you'll lose a bit of thickness.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    I like products Made in USA

    I use this product for small door panel

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