DESCRIPTION – Birch is found in the northeastern part of North America from the Great Lake states, through the Appalachians and all the way up to Canada. The light reddish brown heartwood is referred to as Red Birch and the cream colored sapwood is sometimes referred to as White Birch. It can sometimes have a flame or curly figure.
PROPERTIES – It is a very heavy, strong wood with the same hardness as white oak. It dries slowly with little defects however; it has moderately high shrinkage so is susceptible to movement. It works well with both hand and machine tools but pre-boring is advised. It has good bending properties and shock resistance.
USES –Because of its properties and being readily available, Birch has a wide range of uses including fine furniture, millwork, boxes and crates, kitchen cabinets, turnings and toys just to name a few.
BIRCH WE NORMALLY STOCK-
Birch trees commonly grow up to 75’ tall and 2’ in diameter but have been known to reach 100’ tall and 4’ in diameter though trees over 30” in diameter are rare. We stock regular square edge Birch in 4/4, 5/4 & 8/4 thicknesses and natural edge slabs in 5/4 and 8/4 thicknesses up to 22” wide.
To view available slabs listed in our website inventory. click on a desired thickness listed in the chart to the right. Keep in mind we only have about 1/10th of our inventory listed online, so feel free to reach out to a member of our sales team for more assistance in your search: firstname.lastname@example.org