The American beech is a single species which grows in the eastern half of the United States. Beech is a hard, strong, heavy wood with tiny pores and large conspicuous medullary rays,similar in appearance to maple. This relatively inexpensive wood has reddish brown heartwood and light sapwood.Beech is often used for frames, a variety of bent and turned parts. Quarter sliced and half round cut beech veneers are commonly used.



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