Buckeye

buckeye

Scientific Name: Aesculus spp.
Location: eastern USA
Dried Weight: 25lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 350lbf
Crushing Strength: 4,770lbf /in2

 

The heartwood of Buckeye is a creamy white or yellowish color, while the sapwood is a white. The end grain is diffuse-porous. It is rated non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. Buckeye is easy to work with and glues and finishes well. It does however respond poorly to steam bending.

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