Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
American Beech (Fagus Grandifolia)
Status: Secure and available.
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Found in Eastern US, these members of the Fagceae family (Fagus) can grow to 100-130 feet in height and 3-5 feet in diameter. .
Color Medium to light brown.
Medium texture, machines well and turns well. Specific Gravity: .54-.73. Avg. Dry Weight: 46 pounds per cubic foot.
Used to make: Furniture, Flooring and turnings.
American Beech from a Timber Crib Dam (Submerge for at least 200 years)
Michael T Shue
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