Solid Northern Hardwood Birdseye Maple One of the Rarest Woods on Earth

We pride ourselves on being a business that sources quality northern hardwoods. We are located in the heart of the Lake Superior watershed, in the upper peninsula of Michigan, which is the premier location for birdseye maple and curly maple country. Our customers value our location, our services, and our expertise. 

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Identifying birdseye can be difficult for the novice but the team at Bird’s Eye Creations has the trained eye and experience to recognize the potential for birdseye and curly maple. We study variations in trees including the knots, minerals, defects, and heart to know what maple is best for our customers. We also have the expertise to get any size or cut you want for your manufacturing or individual project needs, and we utilize all parts of the log to maximize cuts and minimize waste. 

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About Birdseye Maple

Birdseye maple is a sugar maple tree (Acer saccharum) which possesses a genetic characteristic that looks like a bird’s eye. No two birdseye trees are identical and the bird’s-eye characteristic can occur randomly within the tree, with the ‘eyes’ being large or small. 

While extensive research has not been able to uncover the cause or origin of the bird’s-eye characteristic, there is one thing that is known – the best location to discover it is in the Lake Superior watershed region, in the northern half of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 

Winter time is birdseye time as this is when the maple trees are dormant, the wood is stable, and the logs are not subject to deterioration. Rain and humidity during the spring and summer months can cause discoloration and staining, tainting the birdseye pattern. 

Birdseye maple is in demand both in the U.S. and worldwide. Birdseye maple is considered a status symbol in many countries and ranks as one of the most expensive woods in the world.

Michigan’s UP is more than a place or destination, it’s an experience. 

Bird’s Eye Creations is proud to be located in the Lake Superior Watershed region, in the heart of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. We not only work here but we proudly live here! The beauty of our area is as distinct as the birdseye maple we source. 



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Michigan’s UP is home to some of the most striking waterfalls, pristine beaches, clearest lakes, and expansive forests you’ll find in the U.S. We invite you to explore and wander through the remote areas of the UP and experience it for yourself. However you wish to adventure – on foot, kayak, canoe, 4-wheeler, bike, snowshoes, skis, or snowmobile – you will be awed by the natural beauty and splendor that is the Keweenaw Peninsula and Lake Superior watershed region.