Bird's eye is a type of figure that occurs within several kinds of wood, most notably in hard maple. It has a distinctive pattern that resembles tiny, swirling eyes disrupting the smooth lines of grain. It is somewhat reminiscent of a burl, but it is quite different: the small knots that make the burl are missing. It is not known what ...
Birdseye Maple is not technically a distinct species of Maple, but rather, it's a figure that's occasionally found in Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) trees. It's named “birdseye” (sometimes simply written out as: Bird's Eye Maple) because the figure resembles small bird's eyes.
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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 ...
Birdseye maple and Birdseye Maple Lumber have a rare characteristic found in hard maple trees, only in about %1 percent of all Maple trees contain the Birdseye Maple figure. To this day there has been no scientific evidence to explain the orgin of it's existence or why the Birdseye Maple figure occurs in such a small ...
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cat-maple-birdseye.jpg Bird's eye figure occurs most commonly in hard maple. The stunning look of small, repetitive, and undulating "eyes" across the grain make this one of our top-selling veneers. Though many theories exist, science has not yet proven what causes this figure. Unlike other maple grains, bird's eye figure ...