Birch Wood & Birch Lumber

Birch Wood or Birch Lumber is classified as a Domestic wood and sometimes referred to as Grey Birch, Silver Birch, Hard Birch, American Birch or Betula Wood. Birch has a reddish brown heartwood and light yellow sapwood. Birch has very good steam bending characteristics and has a high shock resistance and crushing strength. It can be used for furniture making, flooring and high-grade joinery, upholstery frames, paneling, high-grade plywood and veneers. Birch glues well and also takes stain and polish extremely well and once stained, any color differences are less pronounced. Birch has a Janka hardness of: 1260