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Species Description: Wood Species

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.

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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.)

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Botanical Name

Betula alleghaniensis

Other Names

American Birch, Birch, Birch Maple, Yellow Birch

Main Color Group

Yellow / White

Grain Pattern

Figured

Workability

Easy

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

43

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

690

Janka Hardness - LBF

1260

Janka Hardness - N

5610

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