Uses of Yellow Birch:
Yellow and sweet birch lumber and veneer go principally into the manufacture of furniture, boxes, baskets, crates, woodenware, cooperage, interior finish, and doors. Birch veneer goes into plywood used for doors, furniture, paneling, radio and television cabinets, aircraft, and other specialty uses.
Yellow birch has white sapwood and light reddish-brown heartwood. Sweet birch has light-colored sapwood and dark brown heartwood tinged with red.
The important species of birch are yellow birch and sweet birch. Yellow and sweet birch grow along the Appalachian Mountains to Northern Georgia. They are the source of most birch lumber and veneer
Wood of the yellow birch is heavy (36lbs./cu.ft.), hard, strong, and has good shock-resisting ability. The wood is fine and uniform in texture.