Janka Hardness Scale: 1260
Origin: United States and Canada
Domestic hard wood
There are three different species of Birch and they all come from the same tree. The first two are the most common, Yellow and Red. The third is more rare because only an occasional tree will produce the wood need for Curly Birch. This type of wood is created when the wood fibers grow in a wavy grain pattern that looks like watered silk. Curly Birch can be either yellow or pink, and when graded, is separated from regular Yellow Birch and Red Birch for its premium price. For more information on the other species of Birch, please refer to the Yellow Birch page or the Red Birch page.
- We offer a Select and Better grade. This has both yellow and pink wood because this species is more sorted for its grain structure, not color. This will not have any surface defects, knots, or mineral streaks.
- We have a #1 Common Curly Birch, which will have small amounts of character such as knots an mineral streaks.
- We also offer #2 Common grade Curly Birch, or Rustic Curly Birch. This grade has all of the character naturally found in the wood, which includes knots, wormholes, mineral streaks, and other surface defects.