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

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Birch 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$173.00 /Pack

1-2 $173.00
3+ $155.70 /Pack (10% off)
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hardwood lumber sizes
Birch lumber pack comes with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect:
13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

4" to 10" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this pack.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

48" to 84" Lengths

Lengths will vary within this range.

A 20 board foot Project Pack is a great way to buy some lumber because they're simple and we stand behind them with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. A Project Pack includes a total of 20 board feet of our hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of widths (typically between 4'' and 10''), and lengths (between 4' and 8'). Purchase a Project Pack when you need enough wood to make a medium sized project like a coffee table or cabinet. As usual, all the lumber is surfaced on two sides (S2S), and kiln dried.

About Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)

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

map of where Birch tree grows
Birch is a domestic wood from North America

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.
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.
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.

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our article if you want the full explanation.

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.2
out of 5
5 (2)
4 (1)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.2
out of 5
5 (2)
4 (1)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4 Total Reviews
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August 16, 2013
4 out of 5
Birch and Ebony order
Review by  Kevin Scott from Sunset Beach, NC US
Just a follow up on the order I received a few weeks ago. I ordered 30 BF and I can honestly say that not one board was not of quality. Very satisfied with this order. I would recommend this product and this site to a friend or 12.
Recommended
May 6, 2012
5 out of 5
Birch 4/4
Review by  BPB from Garden Valley, ID USA
Great length (4- 8 footers and 1 7 footer); all 5" or wider. Good quality, straight. First order- very pleased.
Recommended
February 1, 2012
3 out of 5
Too much sapwood
Review by  JDK from Newport, RI USA
The program was as described, but contained too much coloring inconsistency for my liking.
Recommended
September 8, 2010
5 out of 5
BIRCH REVIEW
Review by  Wilbur Mowdy from Meridian, MS USA
This product was GREAT! This will work great for my project
Recommended
4 Total Reviews
  • 1
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