Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Irish Birch (Betula Pubescens)
Status: Secure and available.
Other Common Names: Downy Birch, European White Birch
Found in Northern Europe, Iceland, Greenland and Asia, these members of the Betulaceae family (Betula) can grow to 33-65 feet in height and 1-2 feet in diameter. .
Color is a pinkish brown with nearly white sapwood.
Fine texture, machines well and turns well. Specific Gravity: .48-.64. Avg. Dry Weight: 41 pounds per cubic foot.
Used to make: Boxes, Interior Trim, Turnings
Spaulted Irish Birch
Michael T Shue
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