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4/4 Rough Cut Roasted Curly Birch Lumber

Curly and Roasted? You’ll definitely want to consider Roasted Curly Birch for your next project!

The torrefaction process turns the wood a beautiful chocolate brown and the curl can range from tight to loose (sometimes called flame). Oil finishes will make this flame figure jump out of the surface which will draw the eye. We’ve seen some beautiful furniture and decorative objects made with this wood. It’s somewhat difficult to find, so grab some while it’s in stock!

Although these boards have been skipped dress to show colour and grain, they will still require some TLC and additional milling. If you would prefer to have the milling done for you - check out our S4S Roasted Curly Birch Lumber.

What can you expect?

We will carefully handpick a high quality board for you. We pay close attention to the wood species characteristics so we can send you a board that well represents each wood type.

  • 15/16" thick
  • 5" wide
  • 24", 36", or 48" long

In order to offer more protective packing for shipping - our lengths are often 1/4" less than sizes listed. Need a longer length? Please email us for a quote.

Rough Cut Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who enjoy working with machinery or hand tools to mill their own boards.

We use this term to describe boards that require additional milling. Rough Cut Lumber have been run through the planer to show the grain however they have not been dressed. You will need to mill both faces and edges. Rough Cut Lumber are available in specific lengths with varying widths.

For example: 4/4 x 6" x 24”

You will receive a board that is just shy of an inch thick, with a width in the range of 5-6”, and is 24” long.


S4S Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who aren’t equipped with the necessary tools to flatten and straighten boards.

The term “surfaced” or "dressed" refers to a piece of wood that has been milled. To achieve the necessary dimensions, we select a larger board to work from. Both faces and edges are then surfaced so you can be assured that the board is flat and straight. These boards are available in specific sizes.

For example: 3/4” x 5-1/4” x 24”

Rough Cut Lumber vs S4S Lumber

Width: 5"
Length: 24"
Original price $14.95 - Original price $24.95
Original price $14.95
$14.95 - $24.95
Current price $14.95

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Jim 03 (Amarillo, US)
Should be a mens cologne scent!

Wow! What a great wood! The color is fantastic and the smell is like campfire meets cocoa powder! I had never heard of "roasted lumber" before but this birch is great to work with. It is dark all the way through and cuts well even with a semi sharp blade. A nice cost effective dark wood for projects and the grain was decent.

Jason Quaile (Gatineau, CA)
Nice pieces

The roasted birch was great, nice end grain on it, went through the table saw very smoothly. The colour seems very uniform throughout
I'm a beginner and so far I've found this to be easiest type of wood to work with

As more of a general comment, my entire order was very well packaged (appropriately sized box, plenty of packing paper, bubble wrap etc.)

Will order here again in the future

Mark (Alturas, US)
Very happy

The Roasted Curly Birch is beautiful and finishes very well