Janka Hardness Scale: 1260
Origin: United States and Canada
Domestic hard wood
Birch is graded differently than other woods. There are three different species of Birch, but all come from the same tree. There is Yellow Birch, Red Birch, and the less common, Curly Birch. Red Birch is from the dark heartwood in the center of the tree. Please refer to the Yellow Birch page of the Curly Birch page for further information on those species.
- We offer a variety of grades, including a Clear grade Red Birch. This looks similar to Cherry. It is made of pink heartwood only, and has no imperfections such as knots, color variation, wormholes, or mineral streaks.
- We also have a #1 Common Red Birch, which will have some character like small knots and small amounts of color variation.
- Lastly, we have a #2 Common grade, or Rustic, Red Birch. This grade will contain all of the character naturally found in the wood, such as color variation, knots, wormholes, and other surface defects.