||Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
||Also known as American birch, Quebec birch, hard birch, silver birch, and swamp birch.
||Grows in Canada and eastern United States.
||Straight grained with a fine even texture. Reddish brown heartwood and light-yellow sapwood.
||Heavy, hard, strong, and stiff. High shock resistance, bending and crushing strengths. Steam-bends very well. Has low dimensional stability and decay resistance.
||Machines well but is somewhat difficult to work with hand tools. Pre-drilling required for screwing or nailing. Glues, stains and finishes well.
||Excellent turning properties – used for spools, bobbins, shuttles, dowels, bowls, etc. Highly valued for plywood, paneling, furniture, and cabinetry. Other uses boxes, baskets, woodenware, cooperage, flooring, interior finish, doors, fixtures, and musical instruments.
||Resembles maple and is often used interchangeably with it.