What is the thickness of the board?
I think I would just make a solid top out of it. Being birds eye and not curly or quilt maple, a book match isn't all that necessary. It looks to have a pretty straight grain on either side, so if you cut it, and find the best matching grain, one would have to look pretty hard to see that its not book matched, or even a solid top.
Personally I would use the clean side facing up. Birdseye maple is beautiful as it is, and I think the discoloration takes away from it. As far as what PJ said, I would do most of the milling from the bottom side, taking just enough off the clean side to get it flat.
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