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Manufacturer's Product Description

COLOR: In yellow birch, sapwood is creamy yellow or pale white; heartwood is light reddish brown tinged with red. In sweet birch, sapwood is light colored and heartwood is dark brown tinged with red.

GRAIN: Medium figuring, straight, closed grain, even texture. Occasional curly grain or wavy figure in some boards.

SIDE HARDNESS/JANKA: 1260 (yellow); 2% softer than Northem red oak.

DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Average (change coefficient .00338; 8% more stable than red oak).

DURABILITY: Hard and stiff; very strong, with excellent shock resistance.

IMAGE FINISH:Top portion is finished with water-base urethane; bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.


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