American Birch, Birch, Birch Maple, Yellow Birch
|Main Color Group||
Yellow / White
|Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3||
|Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3||
|Janka Hardness - LBF||
|Janka Hardness - N||
Heartwood can vary from pale yellow to a light, muted reddish brown; sapwood is grayish-white. There are many species of Birch, worldwide; it is one of the most popular woods, ironically, for both veneer and utility applications. Figured pieces are the more desirable for veneer, with wide, dramatic curly figuring (similar to Cherry) decorating the surface.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common uses: Veneer, plywood, boxes, crates, turned objects, interior trim, and other small specialty wood items.
Comments: American Birch works easily — it turns, glues and finishes well — although most boards have very little natural luster. It’s a versatile wood that can be used for a number of different applications, but it needs to be protected, as the wood will decay when exposed to the elements. (… and if left unprotected will rot.)
|$200.00 – $220.00||1COM+||1 × 1 × 1 in||PROJBIRCHFL1001|| |
20 BD.FT Flame Birch project pack
Lengths: 60″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
|$875.00 – $975.00||1COM+||1 × 1 × 1 in||BULKBIRCHFL1001|| |
100 BD.FT Flame Birch project pack
Lengths: 60″-120″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
|$17.00||A||18 × 2 × 2 in||TURNBIRFL1001|| |
Our Flame Birch squares are excellent quality lumber.
We only have one size left: 2″ x 2″ x 18″
The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.
You won’t typically received surfaced blanks.
|$24.94||A||49.25 × 5.25 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1028|| |
Some rough patches on each edge. Otherwise good.
|$21.59||A||49.75 × 4.5 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1029|| |
One edge a little rough. Tiny defect one face.
|AB||62 × 5.75 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1030|| ||0||ab|
|AB||61.5 × 6.75 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1024|| |
Heartwood with a few knots – mostly on one face
|AB||61.25 × 7 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1025|| |
Couple knots on each face. One area of rough edge
|$29.42||A||61 × 5 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1026|| |
Small heart check on one face
|AB||61.25 × 7.25 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1027|| |
Rough edge on side. Defect one end. Small rough area other edge
|$29.54||A||61.25 × 5 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1020|| |
Beautiful flame/curl. Slight curve to board at one end. One rough edge.
|AB||48.75 × 6.25 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1021|| |
One knot. One rough edge. Nice curly figure.
|AB||49.25 × 3.75 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1022|| |
Some heartwood – mainly on one face
|$37.37||A||62 × 6.25 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1023|| |
Rough both edges at one end. Otherwise lovely board.
|$29.69||A||49.25 × 6.25 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1017|| |
One rough edge. Beautiful flame/curly figure
|$31.02||A||61.25 × 5.25 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1018|| |
One heart check. Rough both edges at one end.
|AB||61.75 × 4.5 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1019|| |
Heartwood at one end.
|AB||62 × 5 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1013|| |
Some heartwood on both faces
|AB||61.75 × 9 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1014|| |
Noticeable heartwood checks. Defect one end
|$22.11||AAA||36.25 × 5.75 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1015|| |
|A||49.5 × 9 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1016|| |
One rough edge. Short heart check on one face
|AB||60.75 × 9.25 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1010|| |
One defect one end of one edge. One knot. Heartwood on one face
|A||48.5 × 4.75 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1011|| |
Tiny defect one face
|A||61.25 × 6 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1012|| |
Short crack plus tiny defect on one face. Tiny defect other face.
|A||49.25 × 6 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1007|| |
One crack or heart check on one face.
|A||49.5 × 4.75 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1008|| |
Some heartwood on one face.
|$21.18||AB||61 × 4 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1009|| |
Small defect one edge at one end.
|AB||61.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1004|| |
One rough edge. Knot near end on one face. Various linear defects, mainly on one face.
|A||61.25 × 7.25 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1005|| |
One smal knot. Small rough area one end. Some heartwood on one face
|$38.51||AAA||60.5 × 6 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1006|| |
One tiny pin knot. Tiny rough patch one edge.
|AB||49.25 × 8.25 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1001|| |
One knot right through. Defects one end on both edges. Heartwood on one face
|A||61.75 × 5.5 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1002|| |
Small dark spot on one face. Otherwise good.
|A||61.5 × 3.75 × 0.8 in||BIRYELL1003|| |
2 patches of heartwood on one face
Although we don't have any listed pieces for this species available in our online store, add this species to your Quote Request and we'll get back to you with availability in our warehouse.