Beech (genus Fagus) is a hard, strong, heavy wood with tiny pores and large conspicuous medullary rays, similar in appearance to maple. It has a density of 44 lbs/ft3 (710 kg/m3). This relatively inexpensive wood has reddish brown heartwood and light sapwood. Beech is often used for frames, flooring, boatbuilding, furniture and cabinetry.
- Density: 44 lbs/ft3 (710 kg/m3)
- One of the cheapest hardwood
- Very hard with load bearing characteristics
- Uses: furniture, flooring, frames, etc.