red birch veneer, rotary cut
uses: as veneers, primarily doors and cabinetry
source: northern hemisphere
ecological status: common
qualities: moderate hardness, usually rotary cut (not laid in flitches), reddish yellow, color varies from dark red to whitish red-yellow
scientific name: Microberlinia
uses: primarily in furniture, panels, cabinetry, specialty items
source: central Africa
ecological status: threatened
qualities: very hard, coarse with dramatic light/dark grain structure.
peruvian walnut, unfinished
scientific name: Juglans, neotropica
uses: furniture, cabinetry, flooring
source: South and Central Americal
qualities: dark brown, more uniform in color than American Walnut. Moderately soft, hardness is 1080 on the scale, with red oak being harder at 1260.
walnut panels and cabinetry
cedar, aromatic, unfinished
scientific name: Juniperus virginiana, also known as eastern red cedar
uses: board material used as panel and trim for closets, drawers
source: southern Appalachian mountains
qualities: moths will not reproduce around the aroma of aromatic cedar, protecting clothes, especially wool. Widely varied in color and grain, mid-weight wood. Heavy oil content.
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)
red oak, quarter sawn, unfinished
white oak, rift sawn, unfinished