|Forum topic by Ben||posted 06-29-2016 04:42 PM||414 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
06-29-2016 04:42 PM
I’ve never worked with Birch before.
I’m building a kitchen for someone and they have chosen a “natural Birch” from Walzcraft for doors and drawers/fronts.
I am building the carcasses and wanted to also make the face frames, so that I could more accurately order doors/drawers. But I’ll have to match the finish from Walzcraft.
In any case, I went to the lumber yard today to pick out 4/4 rough birch for the face frames. And now I realize I culled for mostly heartwood. Did not realize that “natural Birch” meant sapwood. Right? I assumed the “natural” was describing the finish on the sample we received.
So do I need to go back and get sapwood? Or might it look OK to combine a Red Birch face frame with natural birch doors/drawers? The lumber yard is far enough away that it would be a significant loss.