In recent years, wood has been able to gain a special place in people’s lives for the production of tools and even construction. Wood is now used to build luxury homes, villas, and even office buildings, as well as flooring and even wall paneling. It is interesting to know that this natural material is very popular in the world and that is why the use of birch wood in Finland is increasing day by day. The characteristics of birch wood have increased its efficiency and as a result, birch wood is known in Finland as one of the most important materials in the wood industry. In this article, you will learn about the characteristics and uses of birch wood in Finland.
Birch Tree: Introduction
If you have read the articles on the site carefully, you will notice that in order to introduce any type of wood, we will first provide a brief description of the tree as well as its main habitat. The birch tree is one of the most important hardwood trees, and many species are native to North America. Birch is generally known as one of the deciduous and short-lived trees that are found mainly in temperate and sub-polar regions of the northern hemisphere. This tree, in addition to having a beautiful aspect and being cultivated for green space, is utilized as one of the most important types of hardwood in various industries. For example, in Finland, it is widely used in the wood industry.
Characteristics of Birch Wood in Finland
– First of all, it is necessary to know that birch wood is divided into two parts, outer and inner. In fact, the inner part is the core or center of the tree trunk and the outer part is the same layers of wood that are under the bark.
– The variety of colors among birch tree species is very high and usually, its color changes between white, cream and even yellow. It is interesting to know that the trunk of some birch species is orange.
– Definitely the degree of resistance of wood against factors such as insects and fungi is very important. Unfortunately, birch wood does not have good resistance to these harmful biological factors and that is why there are restrictions on its application in exterior decoration. Therefore, in general, experts in the wood industry believe that birch wood is highly perishable against insects and fungi.
– Some types of wood, such as birch, create very fine dust particles during carpentry and sanding that will cause allergies. Therefore, carpenters must use a special mask when working with birch wood.
– Definitely, the flexibility of any type of wood is very important. Fortunately, the flexibility of birch wood is very high, so when carpenters are working with this type of wood, they will not have to worry about breaking or cracking the wood.
– In some types of birch, knots may be seen on the wood, which change the texture and structure of the wood.
– If we cut the trunk of the birch tree transversely, you will not see any color difference between the rings of the tree trunk. As you know, each of these rings represents a year of life of the tree.
– It is usually very easy to work with birch wood in Finland. However, in some species of birch tree, due to the rough texture of the wood or knots inside it, during machining, some of the teeth of the equipment may break.
– Birch wood is very compatible with adhesives and in this regard, there will be no problem in the wood industry to use birch wood.
– Another feature which makes birch wood popular and efficient in Finland is its inodorous nature. Therefore, when this wood is used for interior decoration, the smell of wood will not remain inside the house.
The Price of Birch Wood in Finland
Certainly, for all promoters in the Finnish wood industry, the price of wood used, the quality, and also the quantity is very important. Birch wood will have a more affordable price among other types of wood. On the other hand, as the production of this wood is high all over the world, the experts in the wood industry will not have limitations in this regard. But it is worth mentioning that the final price of birch wood is determined depending on its efficiency. For example, if birch wood is supposed to be used in decorative items, despite its affordable price, the cost of labor will be slightly higher. Because the construction of these items requires more delicacy and sensitivity.
Functions of Birch Wood in Finland
Before a type of wood enters various industries for the production of wooden furniture or interior and exterior decoration design, its characteristics such as color, texture, thickness, flexibility, and the degree of resistance to environmental factors should be examined and then based on the properties obtained, determine the type of wood application. In this article, you got acquainted with the characteristics of birch wood. We will now look at the usages of birch wood in Finland:
– One of the most common usages of this wood is in veneers. These coatings are used for doors, furniture and panels.
– Birch wood is also used to make boxes, plywood and some special wooden tools. It is interesting to know that plywood made of birch wood is one of the cheapest products made from this wood. That is why birch wood is used in Finland to make cabinets. Carpenters and cabinet makers believe that birch wood not only has a very soft texture but is also cost-effective, and these two features seem to be very suitable for making and molding cabinets. Therefore, after veneer, the second most common use of birch wood is in the cabinet industry.
– Other uses for birch wood in Finland include making toys, paper, and toothpicks, as well as furniture.
– Birch wood is also used in Finland to make wooden beams and boxes. But, due to the perishability of this wood to insects and fungi, before placing wooden boxes made of birch wood in the warehouse, you must pay attention to the cleanliness of the warehouse environment.
The quality of the chosen wood for furniture, interior decoration and exterior application, not only determines its durability, but is also very important from an aesthetic point of view.
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