Stabilized Curly Birch
Curly birch is probably the most fantastic looking wood species in the northern hemisphere. The wood is a variation of silver birch with a genetic defect that causes the grain to twist and turn in the most amazing patterns. The wood species originated in Karelia at the border between Finland and Russia. It is also known as masur birch and Karelian birch. All our curly birch comes from a branch called “Elite” that is grown in Scandinavia. Each piece of curly birch is carefully selected before stabilization to ensure a high standard in our stabilized wood.
Variations and properties
Our stabilization process works very well on curly birch. As a result, the stabilized wood maintains the unique grain patterns of the untreated wood. Meanwhile, it obtains mechanical and aesthetic advantages from the strong resin compound. We stabilize curly birch in ten standard colors: natural, yellow, orange, red, purple, lime, green, blue, brown and black. Raffir stabilized wood has high durability and obtains a high gloss finish after polishing. It absorbs very little water and has low swelling and shrinkage at different humidity. The material has a smooth surface and needs no other finishing than fine sanding and polishing.
Our standard handle blocks are 120*40*25 mm, while handle scales are 120*40*8 mm. Custom dimensions are also available for other purposes. We can cut up to the size of our finished raw blocks. The raw blocks differ in size because of their organic nature. However, they are normally up to 260*135*45 mm. You are welcome to contact us for further information. Or you can ask our retailers for their current availability.