Birch » Betula alleghaniensis

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

Character

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 North America
map of where this wood 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)

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 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

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Birch Red Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' 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

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

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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 1/8''

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''

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Birch Dowel Rod 3/8''

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Birch Dowel Rod 5/16''

Birch Dowel Rod 5/16''


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Birch Dowel Rod 5/8''

Birch Dowel Rod 5/8''

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Birch Dowel Rod 7/16''

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Birch Dowel Rod 7/8''

Birch Dowel Rod 7/8''


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Birch Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'

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