Birch » Betula alleghaniensis

Why Birch?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

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.
Birch grows in North America

map of where Birch grows
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.
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)

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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Birch 4/4 Lumber

Birch 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Birch 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

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Birch 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Birch 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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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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Birch White Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

Birch White Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll


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Birch White Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Birch White Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll


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Birch Red Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

Birch Red Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll


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Birch Red Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Birch Red Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll


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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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Birch Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 250' Roll

Birch Wood Edge Tape: 2" x 250' Roll


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Birch Wood Edge Tape:  7/8" x 25' Roll

Birch Wood Edge Tape: 7/8" x 25' Roll

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Birch Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 25' Roll

Birch Wood Edge Tape: 2" x 25' Roll

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Birch Dowel Rod 1''

Birch Dowel Rod 1''

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Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/2''

Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/2''

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Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/4''

Birch Dowel Rod 1-1/4''


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Birch Dowel Rod 1/2''

Birch Dowel Rod 1/2''


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Birch Dowel Rod 1/4''

Birch Dowel Rod 1/4''


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Birch Dowel Rod 1/8''

Birch Dowel Rod 1/8''

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Birch Dowel Rod 3/16''

Birch Dowel Rod 3/16''


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Birch Dowel Rod 3/4''

Birch Dowel Rod 3/4''

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Birch Dowel Rod 3/8''

Birch Dowel Rod 3/8''


$0.99 /ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 5/16''

Birch Dowel Rod 5/16''


$0.76 /ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 5/8''

Birch Dowel Rod 5/8''

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Birch Dowel Rod 7/16''

Birch Dowel Rod 7/16''


$1.11 /ea.
Birch Dowel Rod 7/8''

Birch Dowel Rod 7/8''


$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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Birch Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 3'

Birch Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 3'


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3/4 Flame Birch, Unique Item # 4041

3/4 Flame Birch, Unique Item # 4041


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3/4 Flame Birch, Unique Item # 4042

3/4 Flame Birch, Unique Item # 4042


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3/4 Flame Birch, Unique Item # 4043

3/4 Flame Birch, Unique Item # 4043


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3/4 Flame Birch, Unique Item # 4048

3/4 Flame Birch, Unique Item # 4048


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3/4 Flame Birch, Unique Item # 4049

3/4 Flame Birch, Unique Item # 4049


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