Description: American Beech is straight grained and has a fine, even texture. It has medullar rays that are clearly defined. It has high stiffness and resistance to bending. American Beech works very well with hand and machine tools. American Beech Wood Countertops can be brought to an amazing finish, making a perfect addition to any kitchen. It is only available in Edge and End grain. Due to inconsistent supply, Grothouse Lumber does not offer American Beech in Flat grain.
Alternate Trade Names: Beech, Fagus Grandifolia
Origin: Eastern Canada and USA
Color: Light tan to light brown
Janka Hardness: 1300
American Beech Facts: American Beech tends to grow to be about 150 feet (45 meters) high. The trunk tends to grow to be about 4 feet (1.2 meters) in diameter. Before the creation of the modern chainsaw, beech trees were often left to grow and not cut down during lumbering because the wood is so heavy, tough, and strong. The crop of nuts from American Beech provides many species of animals with food, such as wild turkeys, raccoons, white tail deer, squirrels, black bears, and opossums.
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