Color: In yellow birch (B. alleghaniensis), sapwood is creamy yellow or pale white; heartwood is light redish brown tinged with red. In sweet birch (B. lenta), sapwood is light colored and hearwood is dark brown tinged with red.
Grain: Medium figuring, straight, closed grain, even texture. Occasional curly grain or wavy figure in some boards.
Hardness/Janka: Yellow: 1260 (2% softer than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Average (Yellow: 9.5; 10% less stable than Northern red oak).
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