wood, birch

Birch, unfinished

birch, unfinished

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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.

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clear light birch cabinetry and panels, beam trim is unselected birch (not clear light)

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