Purple Heart & Bird's Eye Maple
This beautiful board is made with Purple Heart and Bird's Eye Maple. The board is 16 x 14 and hand sanded to perfection.
Purple heart is an extremely dense and water-resistant wood. It is ranked one of the hardest and stiffest of the woods in the world. The trees are prized for their beautiful heart wood which, when cut, quickly turns from a light brown to a rich Purple color.
Bird's eye is a type of figure that occurs within several kinds of wood, most notably in hard maple. It has a distinctive pattern that resembles tiny, swirling eyes disrupting the smooth lines of grain. It is somewhat reminiscent of a burl, but it is quite different: the small knots that make the burl are missing.