Called Birdseye maple (sometimes written out as bird’s eye) because the tiny knots in the grain resemble small bird’s eyes. The figure is reportedly caused by unfavorable growing conditions for the tree. The tree attempts to start numerous new buds to get more sunlight, but with poor growing conditions the new shoots are aborted, and afterward several tiny knots remain.
|Wood Type||Domestic hardwood.|
|Texture||Has a fine, even texture.|
|Grain Pattern||Grain is generally straight but may be wavy.|
|Health Risks||Hard maple, along with other maples in the Acer genus have been reported to cause skin irritation, runny nose, and asthma-like respiratory effects.|
|Color||Color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, the tiny knots in the grain resemble small bird’s eyes.|