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Title: WTB: Crotch Birch Veneer
Post by: jmgalvin on August 26, 2007, 03:37:16 PM
Does anyone have a source for crotch birch veneer?

Thanks

Jim
Title: Re: WTB: Crotch Birch Veneer
Post by: ttalma on August 27, 2007, 08:10:05 AM
If you find some let me know I have been looking for awhile. In fact I have been looking at the birch in my yard a little closer...
Title: Re: WTB: Crotch Birch Veneer
Post by: msiemsen on August 27, 2007, 08:17:57 AM
I keep my eyes open for Birch crotches. I sawed up a crotch a while back but it had some discoloration, otherwise it was o.k. Good luck.
Mike
Title: Re: WTB: Crotch Birch Veneer
Post by: Mark Arnold on August 27, 2007, 06:44:24 PM
Jim,

I searched for birch crotch veneer several years ago and couldn't find any. Someone suggested that I try avodire (African satinwood). It is similar in color but most of the avodire flame that I've seen is not as intense as birch. I finally did find what I was looking for--a flitch of tightly-figured avodire crotch--on eBay. Ask your veneer supplier for a reasonable substitute.

Mark
Title: Re: WTB: Crotch Birch Veneer
Post by: gvforster on September 02, 2007, 12:57:06 PM
Regarding birch veneers that were used in Federal-period furniture; was it yellow birch, white or black birch, etc.?