Yellow Birch is strong, hard, and heavy and boasts an off white to light tan sapwood and golden brown heartwood. It is a close-grained wood with an indistinct grain pattern. Yellow birch grows across the Northern and northern Appalachian region. It represents less than 5% of the timber stand, and lumber production. The specie works well; it is easy to paint, stain, and finish.
|Furniture, cabinets, flooring, interior trim, architectural woodwork.
||Generally available in 4/4 and 5/4, limited availability in 6/4 and thicker. Color selected stock limited in availability.
||Moderate to valuable.
Relative Working Properties
||Resistance to splitting in nailing
||Resistance to splitting in screwing
|Specific gravity (12% m.c.)
||Average shipping weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) air dry
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