Frame Grade Birch

KDM are major suppliers of both Frame Grade and Asian Grade Birch to the furniture trade and can offer either sawn or planed material from standard long lengths to bespoke cut-to-length rails.


Our main Estonian sawmill installed an optimising line 18 months ago which now 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 of our sawmills can offer FSC Certified Birch which seems to be increasingly more crucial, as some major retailers are now insisting on this as part of their requirements. This certification complies with the new EUTR regulations that came into effect from 3rd March 2013.


KDM have weekly sailings from Estonia to the UK by MAFI trailers which means we can eliminate the risk of damage when shipping breakbulk and also avoid the weather delays during the busy winter months which can be caused by ports icing over.


By utilising an undercover storage operation, both in Estonia and the UK, we are able to hold stock for our customers which in turn allows us to offer a just-in-time service reducing the need for our customers to carry large stocks and thus minimising shortages and ensuring continuity of supply.


KDM can offer all dimensions from 1" x 1" to 1" x 6", and also some volumes of 2" x 2" which can be planed square edged or with 2/4 eased edges.