Birch

Heartwood tends to be a light reddish brown, with nearly white sapwood. Occasionally figured pieces are available with a wide, shallow curl similar to the curl found in Cherry.
 

Overview

There is virtually no color distinction between annual growth rings, giving Birch a somewhat dull, uniform appearance. Grain is generally straight or slightly wavy, with a fine, even texture. Low natural luster.

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Working Properties

Generally easy to work with hand and machine tools, though boards with wild grain can cause grain tear out during machining operations. Turns, glues, and finishes well.

* Relative price within product category

Main Uses

Used in Doors, Furniture and Wall paneling.

Wall Paneling
Doors
Furniture
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Features

  • Sawing
    Sawing
  • Drilling
    Drilling
  • Carving
    Carving
  • Screwing
    Screwing
  • Gluing
    Gluing
  • Finishing
    Finishing

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