Birch available at KJP Select Hardwoods in Ottawa, Canada

Birch

Project Boards

4/4 Yellow Birch Project Board
From $9.75
8/4 Yellow Birch Project Board
From $23.50

Dressed Lumber

1/2" Yellow Birch (D4S)
From $14.95
3/4" Yellow Birch (D4S)
From $14.95
1-5/8" Yellow Birch (D4S)
From $28.75

Lumber

4/4 Yellow Birch Lumber
From $23.80

Turning Blanks

Yellow Birch Bowl Blank
From $11.00

Plywood

Yellow Birch Plywood
From $51.25

Edgebanding

Edgebanding
From $15.95

Live Edge Slices & Rounds

Small Hardwood Slices
$4.95
Birch Rounds
From $12.95

Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)

Pricing:



Low

Hardness:

1260

Janka

Distribution:



Northeastern North America

Availability:



Readily Available

Appearance

The sapwood is a creamy white colour while the heartwood is a light red/brown. You will occasionally see a beautiful lazy curl in this wood, often referred to as flame. Oil finishes will make this flame figure jump out of the surface which will draw the eye. The lack of colour distinction between annular growth rings however, gives it a somewhat boring, homogenous appearance.

Workability

Works equally well with hand and power tools, keeping in mind that figured boards will be prone to tearout. There are no concerns with glues or finishes and it also turns well.

Uses

There really isn’t much that you can’t do with yellow birch. It’s suitable for furniture, decorative objects, doors, trim, and panelling. It is also one of the most widely used species for veneer and plywood.

Additional Comments

Yellow birch is a great species to use as a secondary wood for hidden furniture components and drawer sides. Birch plywood is also a great choice for constructing frame and panel doors.

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