clear light birch panels and cabinetry
scientific name: many species, genus Betula – Red Birch, Yellow Birch, Black Birch, Silver Birch, White Birch, Baltic Birch, Sweet Birch
uses: in building primarily as veneers for plywood, see Baltic Birch
source: many locations throughout the Northern Hemisphere, primarily Scandinavia, Canada, Russia, China
ecological status: common, fast-growing
qualities: most often used as veneers, makes very lightweight, strong plywood. Often used for paper-making, keyboard mallets, drums, guitar bodies, speaker cabinets and making birch beer.
clear light birch cabinetry and panels, beam trim is unselected birch (not clear light)