Latin Name: Betula pendula, B. alba, B. odorata
Common Name(s): English Birch, Burl Birch, Flame Birch
Sources: Western Europe, Great Britain, to Scandanavia
Typically distorted grain marked with burls, pin knots, color variation, heavy and varied figure patterns.
White birch with dark brown “sugar pops”.
Generally easy to work with hand and machine tools, though boards with wild grain can cause grain tearout during machining operations. Turns, glues, and finishes well.
Accent inlay work, architectural millwork, fine furniture tops, automobile dashboards and other accent components.