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.
|Origin of Wood Type||The U.S. and Canada|
|Botanical Name||Betula Alleghaniensis|
|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|