There are many variations of Hard Maple including: plain, curly & birdseye.
- Also known as “Sugar Maple”
- Celebrated for producing maple syrup & beautiful fall foliage
- Dense / fine textured wood
Birdseye Maple is Sugar Maple with a unique figure pattern giving it the appearance of eyes. A board must be flat sawn to show this figure. Veneers are rotary sliced. Birdseye Maple is a very rare mutation of a common hardwood tree. The top figure usually comes from the northern most range of the species. 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 birdseye development diminishes. This is one of the most exotic North American species.
- Birdseye Maple is found on the dash boards of some of the world’s finest cars
- Excellent for fine furniture
- Often used for cue sticks
- Makes a beautiful floor