Its wood is white but can range from beige to light brown. Its remarkable flexibility and hardness provide a stunning polished finish. It is considered a dense wood with a straight grain and medium texture. Its tight grain may feature wavy lines and irregularities that create eye-like markings, hence the name “bird’s-eye maple.”
Probably due to the scarcity of wood, Victoriaville & Co. is the only manufacturer that uses bird’s-eye maple for its caskets. Each bird’s-eye maple casket manufactured at Victoriaville & Co. is one of a kind and enhanced with hand-rubbed finishes and colour treatments that bring out the beauty of natural wood fibers unique to bird’s-eye maple flecks.