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.
Flat Cut White Birch Veneer has nice cathedrals. The veneer has a creamy white color with pale brown heartwood making it a good choice for most projects.
Birch Veneer is also referred to as Canadian Yellow Birch or American Sweet Birch. It has a wider range of colors. People assume that it is only white or red, but they can be surprised to find tan, yellow, silver, and pink. Birch grows in the United States and Canada and is a closed grain wood. It has a fine and even texture and sometimes has a figure similar to curly maple. The sapwood is generally referred to as white birch while the heart of the tree is generally called red birch. When birch is half white sapwood and half red heartwood, it is called natural two-tone birch.