American Beech tends to be darker in colour and less consistent than Europe beech. The sapwood is almost white a red tinge and heartwood is light to dark reddish brown. The wood of beech is generally straight and close grained with uniform texture. Beech is heavy, hard and reasonably strong. It had high resistance to shock and is very suitable for steam bending.
American Beech works well with most hand and machine tools. It has good nailing and
gluing properties and can be stained and polished to a good finish. The wood dries fast and tends to
wrap, split and is subject to surface checks when dry. The wood is non-resistant to heartwood decay but
is permeable for preservative treatment.
Main Uses :
Tool Handles, Flooring, Furniture, Doors, Paneling, Turning