Bird's Eye maple is a favorite North American Wood. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find high quality boards. This is actually from the sugar maple tree (also known as hard or rock maple). A small percentage of the trees, under some level of climactic or geographic stress, produce the birds eye lumber.
Of all the Hard Maple that is harvested, only about one-percent is Birdseye Maple or Curly Maple. Of this one-percent, only about five-percent is the high quality that we purchase for HoldingCrosses.
This East Coast wood is very nice. The wood is mostly white with some light-brown in many of the crosses to add character. Personally, although most people think of birds eye maple as a white wood, we think the darker wood shows the "eyes" more distintively, has more depth and more unusual.
The picture of two HoldingCrosses is for illistration purposes only to show grain varialce. The HoldingCross price is for each one.