Beech, also called American beech (scientific name: Fagusgrandifolia), is a pale cream color and has a pink/brown hue. Flat cut/sawn surfaces are plain while quarter cut/sawn surfaces present silvery flecks. Its texture is fine to medium and has a straight grain and luster is moderate.
Beech is commonly found in eastern North America. It is perishable, prone to insect attack, and not durable.
Janka Hardness :
5,780 N (1,300 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
720 kg/m3 (45 lbs/ft3)
Good for machining, gluing, and finishing. It turns well and responds excellently to steam bending. A large movement in service means stability needs to be considered.