Birch timber has an even pale yellow-brown or fawn colour with a straight grain and new uniform texture. The wavy or ‘masur’ markings on some boards give a very spectacular amey birch sheen that is sought after by cabinetmakers.
Birch produces a versatile, ne textured timber of reasonable strength. It is suitable for many applications including, furniture, ooring and industrial turnery. Durable bark Birch timber is non durable out of doors, however, Birch bark is full of natural waxes that make it waterproof and naturally durable. These properties have been used by the Lapps to make roo ng shingles and by the North American Indians for their birch bark canoes
Reprocessed as woodchip or as biomass for energy generation
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Easy- abundant supply