European Beech

Fagus Sylvatica
eurobeech 2400
Fagus Sylvatica

Heartwood pale brown, sapwood creamy and not clearly distinguishable. The heat of kiln drying can change the colour of the heartwood to reddish brown. Texture fine and even. Grain usually straight. The ends of the large rays give a characteristic fleck to the tangential surface. Also known as Beech.

Properties

DENSITY 725
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 118
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 4%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 6.0
FINISH Excellent
DURABILITY Non Durable
MACHINING Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Fair
GLUING Excellent
GROWING REGION Europe
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.65
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 13
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 6%
STABILITY Good
AVAILABILITY Widely
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER No

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