Birch wood is a light wood with a very fine grain. It is often used to make furniture and gift boxes. It is also frequently used as a veneer due to its beautiful grain and color.
The two types of birch wood that are most readily available are yellow birch and white birch. They both are very pale in color with a blend of gold and white.
Birch wood is one of the least expensive woods on the market and a very easy hardwood to stain and finish.
Birch wood is commonly used for plywood because of its strength and inexpensive cost. The wood is also used frequently as a veneer for cabinets and floors.