Pink Birch fits well into specialised markets due to its attractive figure, fine texture and excellent machining and finishing properties. Suitable for a range of high quality end-uses including furniture and cabinet work, joinery, sliced decorative veneer, feature panels and cupboard doors. Also suitable for flooring in light traffic conditions.
|Standard Trade Names:||Pink Birch.
|Origin of Product:|
|Availability:||Available ex-stock in kiln dried sizes from 50 to 250mm wide by 25mm thick|
|Species information for this product:||
S. serrata Hochr.
syn. S. floribunda Schltr.
S. katastega Mattf.
S. parvifolia Perry.
S. clemensiae Perry.
S. ilicina (Ridl.) Schlt
|Density:||540-620 Kg/m3 @ 12% m.c|
|Durability:||Class 4: Non-durable.|
|Colour:||Pink-brown or red-brown.|
|Texture:||Fine and even; lustrous.|
|Figure:||Fine, decorative ribbon figure on quarter sawn faces. Fine tracery pattern on back-sawn faces.|
|Permeability:||Class 3: Heartwood is resistant; erratic and non-dependable to pressure impregnation.|
|General:||Excellent working and finishing properties.|
|Sawing:||Saws well; some slight furring on the face of green material.|
|Planing:||Excellent characteristics; clean, smooth finish.|
|Turning:||Very good characteristics, sharp arrises.|
|Nailing:||Nails well, good holding ability.|
|Gluing:||Glues well with all adhesives.|
|Finishing:||Takes stain and polish very well; finishes with a high polish; satin lustre.|
|Structural Grade:||F27 (select grade, seasoned).|
|Hardness (Janka):||5.0kN (seasoned), 4.0kN (unseasoned).|
|Max. Crushing Strength:||63MPa (seasoned), 33Mpa (unseasoned).|
|Modulus of Elasticity:||16GPa (seasoned), 14GPa (unseasoned).|
|Modulus of Rupture:||64MPa (seasoned), 33MPa (unseasoned).|
|General:||Very good drying characteristics.|