Inventory - Species:
Birch
Betula alleghaniensis
Available in:
5/4
(1 ¼")
(select desired thickness)

Our Birch Inventory

We have Birch slabs in stock online in sizes that usually range:

  • Up to 22" wide
  • Up to 9' long
  • Up to 1" thick

Origin: 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.

Color: The light reddish brown heartwood is referred to as Red Birch and the cream colored sapwood is referred to as White Birch. Occasionally figured pieces are available with a wide, shallow curl or flame.

Janka Hardness: 1260 (medium)

Decay and Weather Resistance: Low decay resistance and can rot if exposed to the elements.

Workability: Birch is a very heavy, strong wood; it dries slowly with little defects however it has moderately high shrinkage and 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. It turns, glues, and finishes well.

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.

Birch

We are one of the biggest and oldest suppliers of large natural live edge wood slabs in the country.

We have over 10,000 kiln dried live edge slabs in stock with nearly 50 species to choose from. In our inventory we have slabs up to 75" wide, up to 20' long, and up to 8" thick.

 

If you can't find what you need online, please contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives for assistance in your search.

Email: info@berkshireproducts.com

Phone: 413.229.7919

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