Birdseye maple, also called bird’s eye maple (scientific name: Acer saccharum), is not a distinct species of maple (see hard maple). It is considered a grain anomaly. It is almost exclusively harvested from Hard Maple.
Janka Hardness :
6,450 N (1,450 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
705 kg/m3 (44.0 lbs/ft3)
With birdseye maple, it is fairly easy to achieve good results with either hand tools or machine tools. However, when machined with high-speed cutters it tends to burn. This wood turns well and is good for steam bending. It is also good with glues and finishes well. Staining can produce blotching. For an even color, avoid using gel stain, toner, or pre-conditioner.