“Roasting” Flame Birch involves gradually heating the wood up to temperatures of greater than 160 degrees celcius in special heat chambers made of stainless steel under anoxic conditions. The heat removes organic compounds from the wood cells, changing both the physical and chemical make-up of the wood.
The process is natural and chemical free. It darkens the wood to a beautiful chocolatey brown colour whilst still showing the beautiful grain and figure of the underlying wood. The thermally modified wood is more dimensionally stable, but he process does reduce bending strength and the wood can chip a little easier when working.
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: Roasted Curly/Flame Birch has become very popular in the luthier world in recent years.
Available on backorder
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||
|R892.76||AB||219.5 × 24.2 × 2.2 cm||BIRFLRO1008|| |
nice board with 42cm crack in board
|R754.54||AB||219 × 20.5 × 2.2 cm||BIRFLRO1007|| |
Out of stock
lovely board with minor defects
|R925.42||AAA||218.5 × 21 × 2.2 cm||BIRFLRO1006|| |
width varies. Stunning board with some wane
|R840.77||AB||217.5 × 23 × 2.2 cm||BIRFLRO1005|| |
lovely board with some minor defects on 1 end
|R963.61||A||219 × 23.8 × 2.2 cm||BIRFLRO1004|| |
stunning board with some wane and surface checks
|R970.93||AB||218 × 26.5 × 2.2 cm||BIRFLRO1003|| |
width varies. stunning board with defects on 1 end and a few surface checks and wane
|R846.63||A||215 × 21.3 × 2.2 cm||BIRFLRO1002|| |
stunning board with minor damages on 1 face and some wane
|R943.36||A||219 × 23.3 × 2.2 cm||BIRFLRO1001|| |
Out of stock
stunning board with a few knots and wane