Spalted American Beech

Spalted American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)


Common Name: American Beech


Distribution: Eastern United States


Color/Appearance: Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue. Flatsawn surfaces tend to be very plain, while quartersawn surfaces exhibit a silvery fleck pattern. Spalting is a result of wood coming into contact with fungus.


Janka Hardness: 1,300 lbf


Density: 3.75 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 5.5%

Tangential (width): 11.9%,

Volumetric (total): 17.2%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.2


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 No confirmed safety data on American Beech; the closely related European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions from this related species include eye, skin and respiratory irritation


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Veneer, flooring, crates/pallets, railroad ties, musical instruments, furniture, turned objects and other small wooden objects.


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