Betula Alleghaniensis, Betula Lentu
Sapwood appears light, with a cream-like or white color. Heartwood may be light reddish-brown or dark-brown tinged with red. Almost no color distinction between annual growth rings.
Close straight grain is finely textured and uniform in appearance.
Works easily but can have tearout, turns well, glues well, stains extremely well, and nails and screws satisfactorily (pre-boring is advised).
Generally lightweight, relatively hard wood with good shock resistance. Yellow birch is harder than other birches. Birch is comparable to Ash in toughness, with better strength properties.
furniture, furniture frames, doors, decorative woodwork, cabinets and paneling, and interior trim, as well as being extremely popular for high-grade plywood