Used for woodwork (plywood and hidden components); used for mass production furniture; Ready to assemble furniture; parquet flooring
This wood is used in mass production of furniture and plywood. It is not considered a clear choice for great quality woodwork. The birch trunk is not too thick, so the parts obtained are relatively narrow. The color and pattern are not very interesting and the good qualities of the wood are reserved for utilitarian purposes. It curves well, it is widely used in the hidden components in clean carpentry. It is also dyed well and is often used in furniture into assembly modules.
Weight: varies, but is moderately heavy (590–690kg/m3)
Resistance: Good; excellent for bending
Color: White-cream and very pale brown
Other names: Solid birch pendula
Alternatives: Birch tree or other species of birch
Texture: Moderately thin and very uniform with good brightness
Wood grain: Straight
Drying and stability: Dries fairly quickly with some tendency to warp
Degree of waste: Moderate
Width of the parts: small widths as the birch is not a tree too large The thickness of the parts: it is widely used in the manufacture of plywood, but it is possible to obtain some parts.
Durability: Not very high; vulnerable to attack from insects and the chance to rot. The heartwood is
resistant to preservatives treatment.
Main applications: woodwork (plywood and hidden components); used for mass production furniture;
Ready to assemble furniture; parquet flooring.