Birch Lumber

Birch Lumber

Birch

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birchwood lumber
DESCRIPTIONBirch has light yellow sapwood and reddish brown heartwood. Once stained, the color differences are less pronounced. It has straight, close grain and a fine, even texture.
Weight is about 44lbs per cu. ft.
COUNTRY OF
ORIGIN
North America
BOTANICAL NAMEBetula Lutea
OTHER NAMESBetula Wood, Grey Birch, Silver Birch, Hard Birch, American Birch
MECHANICAL PROPERTIESHigh bending and crushing strength. Very good steam bending characteristics. High shock resistance.
WORKING PROPERTIESWorks fairly easily with hand and power tools. Moderate dulling effect on cutters. Curly or disturbed grain wood requires reduced cutting angles. Glues well. Takes stain and polish extremely well.
DURABILITYPerishable and susceptible to attack by common furniture beetle. Heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment. Sapwood is permeable.
SEASONINGDries slowly with little degradation. Large movement.
USESFurniture, high-grade joinery and flooring, upholstery frames, high-grade plywood, paneling, veneers.
COMMENTSIts uniform, dense surface, free of large groups of pores, make it an unequalled base for white enameling. Curly grained or strongly figured varieties are marked in the UK as "Canadian Silky Wood".

Birch Lumber

janka hardness: 1260
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Birch

4/4
$8.50
Bulk Discounts Available
For smaller or larger quantities, call for pricing and availability.
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