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American Beech

American Beech

Janka Hardness 1300 (what's this? )
Beech (American) is 103% as hard as Red Oak (1300 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Beech (American)
  • Botanical Name
    Fagus grandifolia
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    American Beech
  • Origin
    North America
  • Description
    Beech (American) has a straight, mostly closed grain and uniform texture.
  • Stability
    Beech (American) demonstrates a low level of stability, inferior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Beech (American) has minimal color variation when exposed to sunlight.
  • Color Range
    Beech (American) wood features a pale white sapwood and reddish brown heartwood.

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