Hardwood Lumber IdentifierExtensive information on domestic & exotic hardwoods.
|DESCRIPTION||Beech wood is primarily reddish-brown in color and slightly coarse with conspicuous rays and tiny pores. The grain is straight with a fine, even texture.
Weight is about 46lbs per cu. ft.
|BOTANICAL NAME||Fagus Grandifolia|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||High crush strength, medium stiffness and resistance to shock. Excellent bending characteristics.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Works easily with hand and power tools. Good nailing and gluing properties. Stains and polishes to a good finish.|
|DURABILITY||Susceptible to attack by common furniture beetle and longhorn beetle. Perishable, but permeable for preservative treatment.|
|SEASONING||Dries rapidly with strong tendency to warp, split and surface check. Subject to a large amount of shrinkage, checking and discoloration during drying. Moderate movement.|
|USES||Cabinetmaking, furniture, solid and laminated flooring, brush backs, veneers, wooden spoons, handrail parts.|
|COMMENTS||Beech wood is well suited for food containers as it does not impart any taste or odor.|