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Maple, Birds-Eye - 3/8" x 5" x 24"

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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...

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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: 3/8"
  • Width: 5"
  • Length: 24"

What's Included:

  • (1) Birds-Eye Maple - 3/8" 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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Reviews

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  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    by on

    No bird's eye in the piece I got

    I was very unhappy. It looked like a plain old piece of maple to me. Saw maybe one very tiny birds eye in it.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    by on

    great wood

    the birds eye boards were perfect, unfortunately the 'construction' plans changed and I had to return the boards to Woodcraft

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