The white sapwood lends itself especially well to beautiful blonde furniture and interior woodwork.

Birch is also in demand for toys, flooring and kitchen cabinets. American yellow birch is a generally straight-grained wood with a fine uniform texture, white sapwood and light reddish brown heartwood. It takes stain and polish extremely well.

Featured Grades


Machining 4
Nailing 3
Screwing 2
Gluing 3
Finishing 5

Ratings indicate the degree of difficulty working with this species relative to other hardwoods. A '5' rating is the best. A '1' rating is the most challenging.