Available In: Pollmeier, Bruce, Mirage, Mullican.
Market Prices (sqft 07-2001): $ to $
Botanical name: Fraxinus americana. Grows in: North America, Asia
Hardness/Janka: Janka Hardness: 1300 (1% harder than Northern red oak.)
Dimensional Stability: Below average (11.9%; 38% less stable than Northern red oak).
Color: Heartwood is mostly reddish brown; sapwood is generally pale white. Grain: Mostly closed, straight grain; fine, uniform texture. American beech is coarser than European beech. American beech has moderate to high color variation between boards. European beech has softer and finer appearance.
Workability: Good with machine cut and sanding. It has a tendency to split when nailing. Be careful with stain, it may be sometimes difficult.
Available in: Pollmeier, Bruce, Mirage, Mullican.