Beech

Fagus grandifolia.

Reddish-brown heartwood with thin white sapwood and straight-grained pattern. A hard, strong, close-grained wood that is easy to paint, stain or bleach.

General Information

Uses Availability Price
Furniture, flooring, handles, woodenware, bending stock and toys. Limited as lumber and veneer. Moderate to valuable.

Relative Working Properties

Machining Resistance to splitting in nailing Resistance to splitting in screwing Gluing
Excellent Fair Fair Good

Physical Properties

Specific gravity (12% m.c.) Average shipping weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) air dry Average volumetric shrinkage (oven dry % of green) Modulus of rupture (kilopascals) Modulus of elasticity (megapascals) Side hardness (newtons)
0.64 610 17.2 103000 11900 5800

 

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