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Birdseye Maple

Looking for a unique and beautiful wood to use in your next project? Look no further than Birdseye Maple! Birdseye maple is a type of maple wood that has a unique, distinctive pattern of small, circular figures that resemble bird's eyes. These figures are caused by a genetic anomaly that occurs in the tree, and the wood is highly prized for its aesthetic appeal. Birdseye maple is a hardwood and is often used for furniture, cabinetry, and other high-end woodworking projects. It is also used for musical instruments, such as guitars and violins, as well as for gun stocks, pool cues and other items that are meant to be displayed. The wood is relatively hard and strong, and it takes a finish well. 

Our birdseye maple is carefully kiln-dried to ensure a consistent moisture content and is ready to be used in your next project.

Common Names:  Birdseye maple, bird’s eye maple
Scientific Names: Acer spp
Distribution:  Northeastern North America
Janka Hardness: 1,450 lbf (6,450 N)

LENGTH 73" (Inches)
WIDTH 4" to 6" (Inches)
THICKNESS Nominal Thickness 4/4
(The planning/smoothing process removes some thickness)
See Explanations
GRADE Select & Better

How To Order Lumber
What is Nominal & Actual Thickness?


Exotic Wood Zone offers some of the finest Exotic Woods and American Hardwood Lumbers. These Hardwood Lumbers are consistently dried to a moisture content between 6-8% and properly conditioned. 


About Lumber Sizes

Width: 4" to 6"

The price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. If you need custom widths, please contact us. (We also provide straight edge rip for free)

Length: 73"

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. The length you receive depends on how much you order.

Thickness: 1"

Also known as 4/4,
4/4 lumber is a nominal measurement of 1 inches thick. (this is rough swan lumber)
If you need a planned and smooth surface, we provide it at no cost. (Note: the planning process removes some thickness.)
See Surface Finishing Details


Due to shipping costs, we will not ship over 7 ft in Length.

If you need more than 50 board feet, feel free to contact us. We are happy to serve you better for 100% satisfaction.


How To Order Lumber


Choose the wood species and thickness according to your needs.


Decide and choose how much you need in board feet.


Now choose the surfacing options to get the perfect lumber you want.


What Is Surface Finishing/Planing?

Rough Sawn- The edges are rough cut and both surfaces will be unplanned.

SLR1E (straight line ripped one edge )- one edge is ripped straight.

SLR2E (straight line ripped two edges)- two edges is ripped straight.

S2S - The board has been run through a planer producing two flat faces, but the edges are left rough.

S3S - The board has been surfaced S2S first, then one edge is ripped straight (also known as SLR1E or straight line ripped one edge).

S4S - The board has surfaced on both faces (S2S) and received a rip on both edges, resulting in a board with two flat and parallel faces and two flat and parallel edges. This is the stuff you usually find for sale in the hardwood section of big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes.
Note: Planing will reduce the total board feet you receive slightly. Moreover, the actual thickness may vary slightly.


You take the length x width x thickness and then divide this by 144 (if all measurements are in inches)Here’s an example. A Lumber piece measures 20” wide, 48” long, and 1” thick Then the board feet will be 20 x 48 x 1

Yes, most of our lumber, luthier products, turning blanks, bowl blanks, etc are all rough cut. We do plane body blanks and this option is added when you buy. We do plane them down at no extra cost.