Highland beech is the name used for a mixture of eucalyptus laevopinea, mullerana, andrewsii and related eucalyptus species.
Names and Scientific Names:
Silvertop Stringybark (Eucalyptus laevopinea)
Yellow Stringybark (Eucalyptus mullerana)
New England Blackbutt (Eucalyptus andrewsii)
The coloration of this wood flooring option varies from a light tan to golden brown in appearance. This variety is commonly straight grained.
Highland beech should be stained and/or sealed to prevent against attack from boring insects. The product dries easily yet sometimes yields distortion in the graining from the process.
Janka Hardness: 1686
Highland beech is a hard and durable flooring option. It is about ninety-eight percent as hard as African padauk, close to two thirds harder than black walnut, is roughly thirty percent harder than red oak, and close to seventy-six percent as hard as santos mahogany's ranking of 2200.
Highland beech cuts rather cleanly and easily. This wood is easily nailed yet can occasionally split in the process. These species sand well and take a satisfactory stain.
The uses for the species comprising this variety include flooring, joinery, and general construction.
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