Birch // Betula alleghaniensis

Birch lumber wood, Betula alleghaniensis lumber for woodworking
"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.
Birch grows in North America
map of where Birch grows
Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1260

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

0.62

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

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 (1/2"x3"x6")
Birch Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
$8.00 ea.
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Birch 4/4 Lumber
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Birch 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
Birch 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Birch 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
$101.00 /Pack
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Birch 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Birch 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Birch Wood Edge Tape:  13/16" x 250' Roll
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Birch Wood Edge Tape: 13/16" x 250' Roll
$39.00 /Roll
Birch Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 250' Roll
Birch Wood Edge Tape: 2" x 250' Roll
$99.00 /Roll
Birch Wood Edge Tape:  7/8" x 25' Roll
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Birch Wood Edge Tape: 7/8" x 25' Roll
$9.99 /Roll
Birch Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 25' Roll
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Birch Wood Edge Tape: 2" x 25' Roll
$22.99 /Roll
Birch Dowel Rod 1''
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Birch Dowel Rod 1''
$6.89 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/2''
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Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/2''
$15.99 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/4''
Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/4''
$10.99 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 1/2''
Birch Dowel Rod 1/2''
$1.69 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 1/4''
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Birch Dowel Rod 1/4''
$0.59 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 1/8''
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Birch Dowel Rod 1/8''
$0.39 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 3/16''
Birch Dowel Rod 3/16''
$0.49 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 3/4''
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Birch Dowel Rod 3/4''
$3.99 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 3/8''
Birch Dowel Rod 3/8''
$0.99 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 5/16''
Birch Dowel Rod 5/16''
$0.79 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 5/8''
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Birch Dowel Rod 5/8''
$2.39 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 7/16''
Birch Dowel Rod 7/16''
$1.39 ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 7/8''
Birch Dowel Rod 7/8''
$5.49 ea.