Timber by www.emsien3.com EMSIEN-3 Ltd

Useful Info

We are supplying Frame Grade and Asian Grade Birch to the furniture industry and can offer either sawn or planed material from standard long lengths to bespoke cut-to-length rails.

That means we can offer cut-to-length rails to our manufacturers, saving them on waste and increasing their production. This has been proven over time by our experience of working with several major sofa manufacturers, all of whom buy all their rails cut-to-length. 

All the materials have FSC Certified Birch which seems to be increasingly more crucial, as some major retailers are now insisting on this as part of their requirements.

Birch A-grade

BIRCH A GRADE A grade (3-4 sides clean)Provides the user with long, clear cuttings, best suited for high quality furniture, interior joinery and solid wood mouldings. In the total volume, at least 50% of the boards have to be clean and free of defects on all 4 sides. The remaining 50% has to be clean on 3 sides, max 2 knots per running meter are allowed on the worst face. Boards have to be white on 4 sides. Red heart, pith, sticker stain, rot, mould, undersize, cupping, bowing and twistings of the boards are not allowed.

Birch AB-grade

Provides the user with shorter clear cuttings, best suited for furniture parts, as well as for other smaller products which need knot free material (picture frames).Boards with fiew defects – usually knots, knot groups. The distance between the defects has to be at least 50cm and the material has to give clear cuttings at least 70% of the lenght of the board. Knots might go through the board so that they are visible on both faces. Boards have to be white on all 4 sides.Red heart, pith, sticker stain, rot, mould, undersize, cupping, bowing and twistings of the boards are not allowed.

Birch BC-grade

Provides the user with natural „rustic” looking birch boards.The allowed size of sound knots is up to 1/3 of the width of the board and black knots with diameter up to 25mm. 25mm thickness boards have to be white on 4 sides.

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