American Yellow Birch


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About American Yellow Birch

Yellow Birch Characteristics

A straight-grained wood with fine even texture. Generally easy to work with hand and machine tools, though boards with wild grain can cause grain tearout during machining operations. Turns, glues, and finishes well.

Color Range:

Heartwood tends to be a light reddish brown, with nearly white sapwood. Occasionally figured pieces are available with a wide, shallow curl similar to the curl found in Cherry.

Some Typical Uses:

Plywood, boxes, crates, turned objects, interior trim, and other small specialty wood items.

What's the Tree Like?

The largest of the North American birches. The tree usually reaches about 65-100 feet in height with a straight, trunk generally about 24-36" in diameter, grows in Northeastern North America.

Availability

American Birch is available in the following thickness:
  • 4/4 (13/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
  • 6/4 (1-5/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
  • 8/4 (1-13/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
  • 1/2" Birch plywood, available by special order
  • 3/4" Birch plywood, available by special order