What is Birch Veneer?
Birch veneer is a cream white to pale brown wood, often tinged with pink. Birch veneer is straight grained and has a fine and uniform texture. Birch can be rotary cut as a whole piece or rotary cut with seams, flat cut, quarter sliced, or flat cut figured (ice or flame Birch). This veneer glues, stains, and polishes well, making it an attractive choice for woodworkers. It is popularly used for projects making furniture, cabinetry, architectural panels, courthouses, libraries, musical instruments, office interiors, and much more.
Similar to: Birch veneer is similar to rotary-, flat-cut-, and quartered Maple, but has a rougher and more solid texture.
Other Names: American Birch (UK), White Birch (Canada)
Color: Wide creamy white sapwood (edge of the tree), with a pale brown heartwood (center, or heart of the tree), often tinged with pink.
Source: Northern United States and Canada
Uses: Birch Veneer can be used for retail fixtures, RV interiors, interior doors, store fixtures, antique restoration, hotel and elevator lobbies, and much more.
Rotary Red Birch Wood Veneer has a swirly figure due to the nature of the slicing. Red Birch has a reddish brown heart wood despite being part of the Yellow Birch family.