Birch Cabinets

Beautiful birch cabinets can complement a wide range of interior design styles. Whether your space is casual or sophisticated, contemporary or traditional, birch cabinets are a great design choice. A medium-density hardwood with a firm, durable surface, it accepts finishes well. The wood features a distinct, moderate grain pattern that ranges from straight to curly or wavy and has a fine, uniform texture. Birch kitchen cabinets or, as shown in the picture on this page, bath or closet cabinets, are perfect for dark stains and black cabinets. offers birch cabinets for kitchen, bath or closet in a Birch Sable finish. The rich dark finish enhances the simplicity of the our Shaker, Mission and traditional raised-panel cabinet styles.

Birch Sable cabinets used in HGTV Bath Crashers episode Ask an expert: Planning new kitchen cabinets? Our design service is free. We encourage you to call our studio at 888-350-1242 for ideas on expressing your style with birch cabinets.

Characteristics of Birch

The predominant sapwood color of birch is white to creamy yellow. However, the heartwood varies in color from medium or dark brown to reddish brown. Mineral streaks and variations in grain do appear in birch. The natural features described below are normal and are not considered defects. The image to the left is unstained birch hardwood.

slice of birch lumber

  • Creamy yellow to reddish brown tones
  • Mineral streaks will appear darker with stain
  • Wavy, curly, bird’s eye and burl graining that will appear darker with stain, depending on the color
  • Variations within a single door and among adjacent cabinets
  • The image to the left is unstained birch hardwood