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Origin of Wood Type:
North Eastern USA, Eastern Canada
Botanical Name:
Betula alleghaniensis
Specific Gravity:
.71
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
3.80 lb/ft
Color Range:
Light Yellow Sapwood- Brownish Red Heartwood
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 12", rarely up to 24" wide
Typical Avg. Length:
7' to 12'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30%

Wood Uses:

Flooring, High-Grade Joinery, Furniture, Veneer and many other uses
lumber Grades (?):

Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, FAS, Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer, Premium

Other Trade Names:

Flame Birch, Yellow Birch, American Birch, Grey Birch, Hard Birch, Sweet Birch

Description:

*Usually used as a paint grade or secondary wood
*Very common domestic timber 
*Occasionally highly figured material is found and is called “Flame Birch”
*Tough to work, susceptible to chatter
*Very brittle wood that tears out with dull tools

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