Beech

By: Ahf-all Hardwood Floor  09-12-2011

 Birch (Betula spp)  Color: Sapwood is creamy yellow or pale  white in yellow birch; heartwood is light  redish brown tinged with red. Sweet birch  has light colored sapwood and heartwood is  dark brown tinged with red.  Grain: Medium figuring, straight, closed  grain, even textured. Occasional curly grain  or wavy figure in some boards.  Properties: Hardness:1260 Janka Table,  2% softer than Northern red oak. Durability:  Hard and stiff; very strong.


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