Latin Name: Betula spp.
Family: Betulaceae - the Birch family
Other Common Name(s): Baltic Birch, Birch, English Birch, European Birch, Finnish Birch, Swedish Birch
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior Use Only
Cabinets, Flooring, Furniture, Millwork, Mouldings, Panels, Turning
Baltic Birch grows throughout much of Europe, Scandinavia, and the United Kingdom. It tends to prefer open woodland, with gravelly and sandy soil, and are known to be one of the first species to establish/reestablish in recently clears forest land.
General Description: The wood does not have a distinct difference between the heartwood and sapwood. The wood is a light creamy white to very light brown in color.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.5
Specific Gravity: 0.66
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 8,645-16,910
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1,540-2,065
Side Hardness (lbs): 1230
Not currently in stock, commercial quantities are limited. Please contact us to discuss alternate species.