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Birch (Botanical: Betula alleghaniensis)

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Birch By The Numbers:

3.58
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
0.00% lighter than red oak
1260
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
-2.33% softer than red oak
0.62
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-3.13% less dense than red oak

Birch Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Birch Wood Characteristics

A straight-grained wood with fine even texture. Heavy and very strong. Straight-grain lumber works well. however, swirly or irregular grain may be difficult to machine without tear out.
color of Birch

Color Range

Cream or light brown tinged with red.
other names for Birch

Other Names

American birch, Birch, Gray birch, Silver birch, Swamp birch, Yellow birch
uses for Birch

Some Typical Uses

Cabinets, furniture, joinery, flooring, turning, and high grade plywood.
the Birch tree

What's the Tree Like?

The largest of the North American birches. The tree usually reaches about 65 feet in height with a straight, tapering trunk generally about 30'' in diameter. The Birch tree grows in Eastern Canada, Eastern USA.
map of where this wood grows

Birch Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$8.00 /ea.
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Buy Birch Hardwood Sample

Birch Hardwood Sample
  • 1/2'' actual thickness, planed and sande ...
  • Ripped to 3'' ...
  • Samples are milled on all sides, cut squ ...
$5.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Birch 4/4 Lumber

Birch 4/4 Lumber
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. St ...
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  • Bonus Discount! 25% off for 100+ ...
$94.90 /Pack
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Buy Birch 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Birch 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight lin ...
  • Craft Packs contain clear shorts ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 3+ Packs ...
$169.80 /Pack
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Buy Birch 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Birch 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
  • Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Stra ...
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  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 3+ Packs ...
$624.25 /Pack
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Buy Birch 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

Birch 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
  • 100 board feet, and ships in approximate ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Strai ...
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$15.99 /ea.
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Buy Birch Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''

Birch Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''
  • 4 sheets per pack ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''; unbacked veneer is real s ...
  • 8'' trimmed clean on the edges ...
  • This raw veneer is clear, un-backed, and ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$45.40 /ea.
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Buy Birch White Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Birch White Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 16 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual s ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$90.70 /ea.
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Buy Birch White Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Birch White Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 32 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$52.99 /ea.
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Buy Birch Red Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Birch Red Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 16 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual s ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$105.99 /ea.
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Birch Red Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 32 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$39.00 /Roll
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Buy Birch Wood Edge Tape:  13/16'' x 250' Roll

Birch Wood Edge Tape: 13/16'' x 250' Roll
  • 1 roll has 250' ...
  • Nominal - wood edge banding uses veneer- ...
  • 13/16'' (for covering edges 3/4 or small ...
  • Iron on ...
$99.00 /Roll
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Buy Birch Wood Edge Tape:  2'' x 250' Roll

Birch Wood Edge Tape: 2'' x 250' Roll
  • 1 roll has 250' ...
  • Nominal - wood edge banding uses veneer- ...
  • 2'' (for covering edges 1-3/4 or smaller ...
  • Iron on ...
$9.99 /Roll
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Buy Birch Wood Edge Tape:  7/8'' x 25' Roll

Birch Wood Edge Tape: 7/8'' x 25' Roll
  • 1 roll has 25' ...
  • Nominal - wood edge banding uses veneer- ...
  • 7/8'' (for covering edges 3/4 or smaller ...
  • Iron on ...
$5.72 /ea.
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Buy Birch Dowel Rod 1''

Birch Dowel Rod 1''
  • 1'' diameter ...
$14.49 /ea.
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Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/2''
  • 1-1/2'' diameter ...
$9.29 /ea.
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Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/4''
  • 1-1/4'' diameter ...
$1.38 /ea.
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  • 1/2'' diameter ...
$0.56 /ea.
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  • 1/4'' diameter ...
$0.31 /ea.
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Birch Dowel Rod 1/8''
  • 1/8'' diameter ...
$0.44 /ea.
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Buy Birch Dowel Rod 3/16''

Birch Dowel Rod 3/16''
  • 3/16'' diameter ...
$3.35 /ea.
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  • 3/4'' diameter ...
$0.99 /ea.
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Birch Dowel Rod 3/8''
  • 3/8'' diameter ...
$0.76 /ea.
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Buy Birch Dowel Rod 5/16''

Birch Dowel Rod 5/16''
  • 5/16'' diameter ...
$1.91 /ea.
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  • 5/8'' diameter ...
$1.11 /ea.
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Birch Dowel Rod 7/16''
  • 7/16'' diameter ...
$4.57 /ea.
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Birch Dowel Rod 7/8''
  • 7/8'' diameter ...