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Masur Birch (figured)
(betula pendula)


Grading System for Masur Birch:
1A: Some figured areas in the piece
2A: Some very good figure, at least on one side with decent figure on some other areas too
3A: Excellent figure on at least a couple of sides and most other areas have some figure.
4A: Excellent figure on at least two sides, very good figure elsewhere
4AFine: Incredible figure like 4A, but has some areas of figure that are ultra small, very hard to find.
Note that all wood grading is subjective.  We have graded them a certain way based on the overall quality, and they don't always correspond exactly to the above definitions.   Most people would agree that each higher grade is better than the last grade.

 

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Masur Birch 3A grade pen blanks, 11/16 to 3/4 square by 5 inches or more long
Price: $7.50
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Masur Birch 2A grade pen blanks, 11/16 to 3/4 square by 5 inches or more long
Price: $4.50
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Click the photo for view of side 2. Actual pieces shown, very high grade figuring.

Masur Birch is a highly desired patterned wood from Finland and Belarus mostly. Recent research (2017) has reversed the previous belief that these patterns are caused by beetle attack. Studies have shown that the trees that have these patterns are genetically different from those that don't have patterns. This is a process of natural growth in the tree rather then a response to insect attack. The quality of patterns in these pieces is far above average and required very selective cutting techniques to get this kind of appearance. Notes: There may be a long-term problem getting more, the source country Belarus is in a political crisis. 

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

Pieces not listed below or that give an out of stock notice in the shopping cart are sold

Masur Birch
Piece 3
1 3/8+ x 1.75 x 5 1/8 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $35.00

Masur Birch
Piece 5
1 5/16 x 1.75 x 4.5 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $29.00

Masur Birch
Piece 6
1 x 2+ x 4 3/8 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $24.50

Masur Birch
Piece 7
1.25 x 2 1/8 x 4 9/16 inches
GRADE:
2A
Price: $24.00

Masur Birch
Piece 9
1 5/16 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches
GRADE:
4A
Price: $34.00

Masur Birch
Piece 10
1.25 x 1.5 x 3 1/16 inches
GRADE:
2A
Price: $12.00

Masur Birch
Piece 11
1 5/16 x 1.75 x 3 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $19.00



Click the photo for view of side 2. Actual pieces shown, very high grade figuring.

If a piece shows two figure grades ie: 3A/4A it means that it is in between those grades and the first grade listed is closer to correct.

Masur Birch is a highly desired patterned wood from Finland and Belarus mostly. Recent research (2017) has reversed the previous belief that these patterns are caused by beetle attack. Studies have shown that the trees that have these patterns are genetically different from those that don't have patterns. This is a process of natural growth in the tree rather then a response to insect attack. The quality of patterns in these pieces is far above average and required very selective cutting techniques to get this kind of appearance. Notes: There may be a long-term problem getting more, the source country Belarus is in a political crisis. 
No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

Pieces not listed below or that give an out of stock notice in the shopping cart are sold

Masur Birch
Piece 12
1 x 1 1/8 x 12.75 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $40.00

Masur Birch
Piece 17
1+ x 1+ x 10 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $29.00

Masur Birch
Piece 18
1 1/16 x 1 1/16 x 7 3/8 inches
GRADE:
3A/4A
Price: $27.00

Masur Birch
Piece 19
1.25 x 1.25 x 7.25 inches
GRADE:
3A/4A
Price: $36.00

Masur Birch
Piece 21
1+ x 1+ x 4 1/8 inches
GRADE:
3A/4A
Price: $13.00



Click the photo for view of side 2. Actual pieces shown, very high grade figuring.

If a piece shows two figure grades ie: 3A/4A it means that it is in between those grades and the first grade listed is closer to correct.

Masur Birch is a highly desired patterned wood from Finland and Belarus mostly. Recent research (2017) has reversed the previous belief that these patterns are caused by beetle attack. Studies have shown that the trees that have these patterns are genetically different from those that don't have patterns. This is a process of natural growth in the tree rather then a response to insect attack. The quality of patterns in these pieces is far above average and required very selective cutting techniques to get this kind of appearance. Notes: There may be a long-term problem getting more, the source country Belarus is in a political crisis. 
No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

Pieces not listed below or that give an out of stock notice in the shopping cart are sold

Masur Birch
Piece 22
1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 8.25 inches
GRADE:
4A/3A
Price: $59.50

Masur Birch
Piece 23
1.5 x 1.5 x 8.25 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $52.00

Masur Birch
Piece 24
1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 8 1/8 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $48.00

Masur Birch
Piece 26
1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 6.25 inches
GRADE:
4A
Price: $42.00

Masur Birch
Piece 28
1 3/8+ x 1 3/8+ x 5 7/8 inches
GRADE:
4A/3A
Price: $41.50

Masur Birch
Piece 29
1.5 x 1.5 x 5 5/8 inches
GRADE:
2A
Price: $26.50

Masur Birch
Piece 30
1 7/16 x 1.5 x 5.5 inches
GRADE:
2A
Price: $24.50

Masur Birch
Piece 31
1 7/16 x 1.5 x 4.5 inches
GRADE:
2A
Price: $20.50

Masur Birch
Piece 33
1.25 x 1.25 x 3 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $13.00

Masur Birch
Piece 34
1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 2.75 inches
GRADE:
2A
Price: $10.50



Click the photo for view of side 2. Actual pieces shown, very high grade figuring.

Masur Birch is a highly desired patterned wood from Finland and Belarus mostly. Recent research (2017) has reversed the previous belief that these patterns are caused by beetle attack. Studies have shown that the trees that have these patterns are genetically different from those that don't have patterns. This is a process of natural growth in the tree rather then a response to insect attack. The quality of patterns in these pieces is far above average and required very selective cutting techniques to get this kind of appearance. Notes: Piece 36 has some rounded corners.  
No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

Masur Birch
Piece 35
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.5 inches
GRADE:
2A/3A
Price: $101.00

Masur Birch
Piece 36
1.5 x 1.5 x 16 1/8 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $120.00

Masur Birch
Piece 37
1.5 x 1.5 x 11.5 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $72.00

Masur Birch
Piece 38
1.5+ x 1.5+ x 10.25 inches
GRADE:
3A/4A
Price: $79.00

Masur Birch
Piece 39
1.5 x 1.5 x 10.25 inches
GRADE:
2A
Price: $38.00

Masur Birch
Piece 40
1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 10.25 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $69.00

Masur Birch
Piece 41
1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 10 inches
GRADE:
2A/3A
Price: $49.00

Masur Birch
Piece 42
1 7/16 x 1.5 x 9.75 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $60.00

Masur Birch
Piece 43
1.5 x 1.5 x 8.75 inches
GRADE:
4A
Price: $71.00

Masur Birch
Piece 44
1.5 x 1.5 x 8.75 inches
GRADE:
2A
Price: $41.00

Masur Birch
Piece 45
1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 8.5 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $50.00

Masur Birch
Piece 46
1.5 x 1.5 x 8 3/8 inches
GRADE:
3A
Price: $52.00

Masur Birch
Piece 47
1 3/8+ x 1.5 x 8 3/8 inches
GRADE:
4A
Price: $62.00



Click the photo for view of the other two sides. Actual pieces shown, very high grade figuring.

Masur Birch is a highly desired patterned wood from Finland and Belarus mostly. Recent research (2017) has reversed the previous belief that these patterns are caused by beetle attack. Studies have shown that the trees that have these patterns are genetically different from those that don't have patterns. This is a process of natural growth in the tree rather then a response to insect attack. The quality of patterns in these pieces is far above average and required very selective cutting techniques to get this kind of appearance.  
Masur Birch
Piece 48
2.75 x 2.75 x 10.5 inches
GRADE:
2A
Price: $151.00

Masur Birch
Piece 49
1.75 x 3.75+ x 3.75+ inches
GRADE:
4A
Price: $80.00


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