Gorgeous Light & Creamy Shades!
The creamy colored Adirondack Birch wood has a lighter sapwood and a darker contrasting heartwood. Boards that have both, often display a gorgeous blend of light creamy shades varied with darker red and brown hues. It’s this distinguishing trait that sets birch apart from other North American hardwoods.
Birch is a species with a close, straight grain creating a relatively even texture. The boards sometimes have a curly or wavy look.
Even when exposed to intense light, Adirondack Birch has the advantage of showing minimal color variation
Birch is much harder than oak which makes it extremely wear-resistant, it is also very adaptable to fine finishes.
Birch is Fast-growing and relatively short-lived (60 to 80 years — never more than 140 years). A tree of the north woods,Birch colonized extensive areas after natural wildfires of the late 1800s and early 1900s
Did you know that:
From sap to bark, birch trees are used to make everything from beer to toothpicks.
Native Americans stretched birch bark on their canoe frames and used the wood to make arrows. “In times of famine, the inner bark could be eaten …”
“the tree could be tapped in the same manner as a maple. The sap thus obtained was drunk as a beverage and, when boiled down, was used as the basis for teas, vinegar and sugar to sweeten medicines.”