Technical specie specifications for Yellow Birch from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Yellow Birch Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Betula spp, Paper birch, black birch, silver birch, western birch
- Description: A closed-grained, even-textured cream or light brown hardwood with lustrous brown flecks and warm undertones, this species is similar to maple in grain but with more color.
- Janka Hardness: 1,200 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 15,570 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 950 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 670
- Tangential Shrinkage: 9.0 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 4.6 %
- Family: Betulaceae
- Tree Characteristics: The Birch tree can reach a height of 70 feet and a diameter of up to 2 feet.
- Geographic Area: Found on mud flats near estuaries and coasts, swamps, and river banks.
- Color: Heartwood is light reddish brown to dark brown with red tinges. Sapwood is light colored to white.
- Luster: Low
- Grain: Straight
- Texture: Fine
- Drying Characteristics: Moderately difficult to dry
- Working Characteristics: Fairly easy to work with
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- Applications: Flooring, cabinetry, furniture, decorative veneers, paneling
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