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Where it Grows
Eastern U.S., principally Northern and Lake states. The average tree is
60 to 70 feet in height. Birch prefers valleys and stream banks
although it adapts itself to higher grounds.
Furniture, millwork and paneling, doors, flooring, kitchen cabinets,
turnings and toys.
Yellow birch has a white sapwood and light reddish brown heartwood. The
wood is generally straight-grained with a fine uniform texture.
Generally characterized by a plain and often curly or wavy pattern.
The wood works fairly easily, glues well with care, takes stain
extremely well, and nails and screws satisfactorily where pre-boring is
advised. It dries rather slowly with little degrade, but it has
moderately high shrinkage, so is susceptible to movement in performance.
The wood of yellow birch is heavy, hard and strong. It has very good
bending properties, with good crushing strength and shock resistance.
Reasonable availability, but more limited if selected for color.