The Box Family

Box Elder

Scientific Name: Acer negundo
Location: North America
Dried Weight: 30lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 720lbf
Crushing Strength: 4,950lbf /in2

Box Elder has a heartwood that is grayish/yellowish brown and the sapwood is pale white. The grain is straight and it has a fine even texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Box Elder is rated as non-durable to perishable when it comes to decay.


white box
White Box

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus hemiphloia
Location: Australia
Dried Weight: 70lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 3,300lbf
Crushing Strength: 11,300lbf /in2

There is no information at the present time.


Yellow Box

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus melliodora
Location: eastern Australia
Dried Weight: 67lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,900lbf
Crushing Strength: not available

Yellow Box has a heartwood that ranges from a light pink to golden brown color. The sapwood is a pale gray.