Birch Wood Okay for Beam?

Old 08-14-17, 12:54 PM
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Birch Wood Okay for Beam?

I'm replacing some termite damaged wood beams consisting of two 2x10s with 1/2" ply between. I picked up a few 2x10x8s this morning and I believe they are birch wood (they have a red hue to them). Is this an acceptable species for building a laminated beam? I believe the 8 ft boards were the only ones in this species. All the other lengths were lighter in color (SPF presumably).

My apologies. It must be red pine This is what it looks like:

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