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birds-eye wood

Small localized areas in wood with the fibers indented and otherwise contorted to form few to many small circular or elliptical figures remotely resembling birds' eyes on the tangential surface. Sometimes found in sugar maple and used for decorative purposes; rare in other hardwood species.
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  • birdseye figured grain
  • birds-eye maple
  • birdseye
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