Birdseye Cherry? I didn't know there is such a thing!

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Forum topic by Madrona posted 03-30-2018 06:02 AM 1488 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2018 06:02 AM

I turned an old piece of wood picked up at a yard sale and lo and behold, turns out it was beautiful inside. I had never heard of birdseye cherry but what else can it be?

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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#1 posted 03-30-2018 12:50 PM

Definitely is beautiful inside but I don’t think it is birds eye cherry. Looks like a piece of burl to me.

Birds eye cherry typically has very faint “eyes” that are observed in lower densities. The veneer below is more indicative of what I have come across a few times.

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#2 posted 03-30-2018 02:15 PM

Any tree can have a burl, and that is what you have, cherry burl. It is beautiful and nice work on that.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 03-30-2018 04:39 PM

There is such a thing as birds-eye cherry. I happen to have a board of it now…. sorry for the bad pictures.

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#4 posted 04-02-2018 05:16 PM

“It’s a burl!” seems to be the consensus from nearly everyone that has seen it. That’s something that never even occurred to me! Thank you all for your comments!

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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