Beech, American

Latin Name: Fagus grandifolia

Common Name(s): Beech

Sources: USA and Canada

Characteristics: Very light sapwood with light pink to reddish brown heartwood, sometimes with a silvery sheen. More coarse than European Beech. Rays are slightly enlarged and will show up as flake when quarter sliced.

Common Cuts: Plain sliced, Rotary cut

Uses: Kitchen Cabinetry, fine furniture, furniture frames, molding, paneling, chairs, flooring.

Availability: Obtainable

Price: $$