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Will white birch yellow over time?

Posted by joyce_6333 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 10, 11 at 16:53

Are there any woodworkers out there that can give me expert advice on this.

We are building a home with vaulted ceiling in the great room which will be covered in T/G white birch. I'm wondering if we put a clear finish on it, will it yellow over time? Or should we use a light stain? Flooring in the room will be natural hickory, and trim and build-ins will be oak stained chestnut. Our builder thinks a clear coat would look best.

I've asked this on the building forum, too, and they thought I should white wash it. I'm just not able to envision this.

Thanks for your feedback.

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RE: Will white birch yellow over time?

The finish is very likely to change slightly, no matter what the wood also does.

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