Birch is a medium density very stable hardwood which will not move / expand / contract when exposed to differences in moisture content changes. Older trees frequently show highly figured flame and ripple and a degree of colour in the heart. Birch is difficult to plane so will tear easily. Very sharp blades required! Or lots of sanding, but it sands easily. Birch polishes beautifully to a golden colour.
Girdwoodend Farm, Auchengray, Carnwath, Lanark, ML11 8LL