Birch Flame: Figured Lumber

Birch lumber can have a design present, and that design is typically a big broad curl resembling a flame going across the width of the board. This flame look gives the name Flame Birch or Curly Birch to the lumber. The flame can be tighter in the figure as well, but is very difficult to source.

Flame Birch is highly prized by woodworkers for a multitude of projects, from cabinetry to chairs.

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type The U.S. and Canada
Botanical Name Betula Alleghaniensis
Specific Gravity .55
Avg. Weight Per BF 3.5 lbs
Color Range Light cream to brown heartwood
Rarity / Availability Common
Typical Avg. Width 4 – 10 inches
Typical Avg. Length 8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor 25%
Wood Uses All woodworking and cabinetmaking applications
Lumber Grades FAS through 2 common
Other Trade Names Flame Birch or Curly Birch

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