Veneer Species Guide

Columbia Forest Products is proud to offer an exciting variety of hardwood and decorative softwood species of faces to meet the demand for architectural individuality in interior design applications.


  • Latin name: Betula spp.
  • Common name(s): White Birch, Yellow Birch, Red Birch
  • Sources: USA and Canada
CHARACTERISTICS Light tan to pale yellow sapwood with red to ruddy heart wood. Grain is tight and smooth with normal amounts of figure and other characteristics.
COMMON CUTS Rotary (primarily), Plain sliced (available)
USES Decorative veneer and lumber primarily for kitchen cabinetry and furniture. Excellent surface for painting.