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Wood Properties of Beech

Beech Alternative Name 1
American Beech

Beech Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Beech Amount of Natural Luster
Lustrous

Beech Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Beech Available As Lumber
Yes

Beech Available as Veneer
No

Beech Available only in small sizes
No

Beech Bending Strength
High

Beech Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Beech Botanical Name
Fagus grandifolia

Beech Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Beech Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

Beech Color of Wood
Light Brown

Beech Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Beech Crushing Strength
Moderate

Beech Decorative Figure
No

Beech Density
High

Beech Drilling
Very good

Beech Fill before Finishing
Does not require a filler

Beech Gluing
Fairly Difficult - Requires close control

Beech Grain
Mostly Straight

Beech Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Faint growth ring

Beech Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Conspicuous growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Beech Hand Tooling
Somewhat difficult

Beech Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Beech Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Beech Harmful Properties
May cause dermatological and respiratory problems

Beech Interlocked Grain
No

Beech Kiln-dried Shrinkage
High

Beech Machine Tools
Average

Beech Mortising
Very good

Beech Movement after drying
Moderate

Beech Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Beech Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Beech Natural Durability
Perishable

Beech Number of Knots
Low

Beech Painting
Fair

Beech Planing
Good

Beech Polishing
Good

Beech Pounds per cubic foot maximum
46

Beech Pounds per cubic foot minimum
46

Beech Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Beech Sanding
Rather difficult

Beech Sawing
High cutting resistance - Wood tends to bind or burn

Beech Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Beech Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Beech Shaping
Rather difficult

Beech Size of Knots
Intermediate

Beech Size of Pores
Small Pores - Closed grain

Beech Specific Gravity
High

Beech Specific Gravity maximum
.74

Beech Specific Gravity minimum
.64

Beech Staining
Good with water based stains

Beech Steam Bending
Good

Beech Stiffness
High

Beech Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Beech Texture of the Wood
Fine

Beech Toughness
High

Beech Turning
Very good

Beech Weight
Heavy

Beech Wood Defects
Check (or split,) warp

Beech Work Notes
Requires sharp tools

Beech Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

Beech Use for Carving
no

Beech Use for Cooperage
YES

Beech Use for Decorative Veneer
no

Beech Use for Flooring
YES

Beech Use for Furniture
YES

Beech Use for Handles
YES

Beech Use for Heavy Construction
no

Beech Use for Inlay
no

Beech Use for Interior Finish
no

Beech Use for Light Construction
no

Beech Use for Marine Applications
no

Beech Use for Marquetry
no

Beech Use for Millwork
YES

Beech Use for Models and Patterns
no

Beech Use for Musical Instruments
no

Beech Use for Novelties
no

Beech Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Beech Use for Shingles
no

Beech Use for Sports Equipment
YES

Beech Use for Turnery
YES

Beech Use for Woodenware
YES





     
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