Is Bird's Eye Pine Possible???

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Forum topic by txwind posted 02-14-2012 03:01 AM 3774 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2012 03:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: birds eye pine lumber pine

I found several pieces of interesting looking pine at home depot over the weekend. Is there such a thing as bird’s eye pine? I just went in for a few 1×12x4s for bookcase shelves and came across these. The darker boards have walnut stain and a light coat of poly.

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#1 posted 02-14-2012 03:02 AM

I have seen some before, but none that attractive!

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 03:06 AM

Yes, I have seen/heard of others getting it at HD as well.

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 03:10 AM

there was a total of 13 pieces. It looks like everyone else was throwing them in the back thinking they were defective. It may not be figured walnut, but they were only $6 per board.

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 03:45 AM

I think it’s called “pecky”.

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 05:19 AM

“Pecky” more often refers to cedar, with the holes that looked like they’ve been, well, pecked. I Googled it and the first image, of a fence, was definitive of my experience with the term.

Birdseye is unusual in pine but it happens. I fell into a truckload of the stuff from an old friend who was a lumber mogul hereabouts and had a number of guys pulling off good looking stuff from several mills. I made some instruments out of it.

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#6 posted 02-14-2012 04:25 PM

It is rare, lucky find for you.

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#7 posted 02-15-2012 01:20 AM

yes its at every wood store, great for making small boxes use a dye on it to pop the eye

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#8 posted 02-16-2012 07:51 PM

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