Latin name: Fagus grandifolia
Common name(s): Beech
Sources: USA and Canada
Characteristics: Very light sapwood with light pink to reddish brown heartwood, sometimes with a silvery sheen. More coarse than European Beech. Rays are slightly enlarged and will show up as flake when quarter sliced.
Common cuts: Plain sliced, Rotary cut
Uses: Kitchen Cabinetry, fine furniture, furniture frames, molding, paneling, chairs, flooring.