Hophornbeam

hophornbeam

Scientific Name: Ostrya virginiana
Location: Eastern North America
Dried Weight: 49lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,860lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,765lbf /in2

 

Hophornbeam has a heartwood that is light brown; sometimes with a reddish hue. The sapwood is wide and a white to pale yellow color. The grain is usually straight and it has a medium uniform texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Hophornbeam is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with due to its high cutting resistance. The wood turns, glues, and finishes well. It has poor steam bending properties.

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