Janka Rating: 1260
Sizes: 2 1/4"; 3 1/4";
Grades: Select and Better, 3rd Grade
Characteristics: Red Birch gives you a similar grain pattern to maple while adding a warm red hue. Color and grain can vary widely depending on grade, the Select and Better will give you a less varied look while 3rd grade offers a wide range from pink to yellow hues. For the most consistant look, choose a steamed birch.