Birch » Betula alleghaniensis

Birch lumber wood, Betula alleghaniensis lumber for woodworking
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Birch Characteristics
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
Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak
Hardness

1260

Janka Rating (?)
-2.33% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.62

Specific Gravity (?)
-3.13% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Birch:

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak


Birch Hardwood Sample
Birch Hardwood Sample
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  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$8.00 /ea.

Birch 4/4 Lumber
Birch 4/4 Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-8'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$5.99 /Bd. Ft.

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Birch 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Birch 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$97.00 /Pack

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Birch 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Birch 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.25
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$171.00 /Pack

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Birch 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
Birch 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see below).
  • Quantity: 100 board feet, and ships in approximately 5 packages by UPS.

$629.00 /Pack

Birch Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''
Birch Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''
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  • Width: 8'' trimmed clean on the edges
  • Quantity: 4 sheets per pack

$15.99 /Pack

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Birch White Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet

$45.40 /ea.

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Birch White Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet

$90.70 /ea.

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Birch Red Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet

$52.99 /ea.

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Birch Red Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet

$105.99 /ea.

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Birch Wood Edge Tape:  13/16'' x 250' Roll
Birch Wood Edge Tape: 13/16'' x 250' Roll
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5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 13/16'' (for covering edges 3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 250'

$39.00 /Roll

Birch Wood Edge Tape:  2'' x 250' Roll
Birch Wood Edge Tape: 2'' x 250' Roll
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  • Width: 2'' (for covering edges 1-3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 250'

$99.00 /Roll

Birch Wood Edge Tape:  7/8'' x 25' Roll
Birch Wood Edge Tape: 7/8'' x 25' Roll
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 7/8'' (for covering edges 3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 25'

$9.99 /Roll

Birch Wood Edge Tape:  2'' x 25' Roll
Birch Wood Edge Tape: 2'' x 25' Roll
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 2'' (for covering edges 1-3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 25'

$22.99 /Roll

Birch Dowel Rod 1''
Birch Dowel Rod 1''
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$5.72 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/2''
Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/2''
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5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

$14.49 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/4''
Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/4''
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$9.29 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 1/2''
Birch Dowel Rod 1/2''
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$1.38 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 1/4''
Birch Dowel Rod 1/4''
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$0.56 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 1/8''
Birch Dowel Rod 1/8''
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$0.31 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 3/16''
Birch Dowel Rod 3/16''
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$0.44 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 3/4''
Birch Dowel Rod 3/4''
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$3.35 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 3/8''
Birch Dowel Rod 3/8''
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$0.99 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 5/16''
Birch Dowel Rod 5/16''
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$0.76 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 5/8''
Birch Dowel Rod 5/8''
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

$1.91 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 7/16''
Birch Dowel Rod 7/16''
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$1.11 /ea.

Birch Dowel Rod 7/8''
Birch Dowel Rod 7/8''
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$4.57 /ea.

Birch Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'
Birch Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'
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  • Width: 5.5" actual measured width. Nominally known as 1x6.

$28.00 /ea.

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