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Beech

Botanical Name
Fagus sylvatica

Other Names
Romanian beech

Origin
Western, Eastern Europe

Sapwood Colour
Not easy to differenciate from heartwood

Heartwood Colour

Freshly cut is whitish to very pale but darkens if exposed to reddish-brown

Grain
Typically straight, broad rays on longitudal faces

Texture
Fairly hard and fine, even structure

Common Uses
Furniture, toys, veneer, flooring, turnings

 
Physical Properties at MC 12%
Density
kg/m3

725

Specific gravity
-
0.65
Hardness
N
6530
Bending Strength
N/mm2
114.2
Stiffness
N/mm2
13800
Radial shrinkage
%
4
Tangential shrinkage
%
9
Working Properties
Stability
xx

Bending

xxxx
Machining
xxx
Screwing
xxxx
Gluing
xxx
Painting
xxx
Sanding
xxx
Staining
xxxx
xxxx = excellent
xxx = good
xx = fair
x = not good
 
   
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