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Beech, American

Beech, American

Fagus Grandifolia

Fagaceae - The Beech Family

Other Common Name(s):

American Beech, Beech, Copper Beech, Red Beech, Stone Beech, White Beech, Winter Beech

FSC Available

Domestic Hardwood

Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use:

Interior Use Only

Uses:

Butcher Blocks, Clothes Pins, Drum Sticks, Flooring, Food Containers, Furniture, Millwork, Mouldings

Distribution:

The wood grows throughout much of the eastern United States, up into south eastern provides of Canada. The tree typical grows in pure stands, and prefers rich well drained soils. It is reported that the species grows the best in the bottomlands of Ohio & Mississippi River Valleys and along the western slopes of the southern Appalachian Mountains.

General Description

Beech tends to have very narrow sapwood that is very light, almost white in color. This contrasts with he dark to light reddish-brown heartwood, which can be very inconsistent. The grain tends to be straight, and mostly closed, but can be interlocked sometimes. The growth rings tend to be very small to tiny, and the wood contains numerous rays, which produce pronounced flecks on a quarter sawn surface.

Price Range: ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive)

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Working Properties

Machining:
Excellent
Nailing:
Fair
Glueing:
Good
Screwing:
Fair
Finishing:
Good

Physical Properties

Weight (lbs/BF):
3.833
Specific Gravity:
0.55 - 0.66
Modulus of Rupture (psi):
9,200 - 15,500
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi):
1,413 - 1,855
Side Hardness (lbs):
1300

Additional Information

While the wood only rates "fair" for nailing and screwing due to potential for splitting, it holds nails well once installed. Beech can be bent very well using steam, and is often stained and finished to match other hardwoods. Beech it the primary wood used to make clothes pins.

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