Other Common Names: Gray Birch, Silver Birch and Swamp Birch
Birch is one of the most popular hardwoods for veneer and interior work. It 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. Generally, Birch is a straight-grained wood with a fine uniform texture. It is often used for furniture, cabinetry, interior finish and veneer.
Birch is also in demand for toys, tool handles, boxes, woodenware and interior doors.
- Machining 4
- Nailing 3
- Screwing 2
- Gluing 3
- Finishing 5
PROPERTIES OF Ash
Birch and is heavy, hard and strong with a fine, uniform texture. Birch takes stain and polish extremely well.
HOW DOES IT COMPARE
(12 % moisture content)
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|Maple, PC (Big Leaf)||.62||7.3||7.8||540||7200||11300||1630||Moad/Course|
|Maple, silver (soft)||.62||7.3||7.8||540||7200||11300||1630||Moad/Course|
|Maple, sugar (hard)||.62||7.3||7.8||1260||11300||1630||Moad/Course|
|Oak, Red (Northern)||.62||7.3||7.8||540||11300||1630||Moad/Course|