Properties and grades

Dimensions
FAS-Select No1 Common No2 Common
Width (random) 4″ (100 mm) and more 3″ (76,2 mm) and more 3″ (76,2 mm) and more
Length (random) 6′ (1,83 m) and more 4′ (1,22 m) and more 4′ (1,22 m) and more
Thickness 4/4″ (25,4 mm); 5/4″ (31,75 mm); 6/4″ (38,1 mm);
8/4″ (50,8 mm);10/4″ (63,5 mm); 12/4 76,2 mm)
Physical Properties
Hard Maple Soft Maple Yellow Birch White Birch Red Oak White Oak White Ash Beech Basswood Aspen Cherry Walnut
Density  (kg/m3) 659 545 608 571 612 676 613 667 417 408 551 594
Hardness (N) 7290 4380 5930 4320 6170 7130 7050 6490 2140 2140 4630 5910
Bending Strenght (MPa) 115 97,6 106 94,8 98,7 121 108 116 60,8 67,6 87,1 103
Stiffness (MPa) 14100 11100 14100 12900 11900 15500 12800 14000 9450 11200 11900 13100
Working Properties
Hard Maple Soft Maple Yellow Birch White Birch Red Oak White Oak White Ash Beech Basswood Aspen Cherry Walnut
Machinability Excellent Very good Excellent Very good Excellent Good Very good Good Very good Good Excellent Good
Stability Good Good Good Good Very good Excellent Very good Good Good Fair Good Excellent
Gluing Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Very good Very good Good Very good Excellent
Sandablity Very good Good Good Good Good Good Fair Very good Good Fair Excellent Very good
Nailability Good Fair Good Good Excellent Fair Good Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair
Paintability Good Good Good Good Good Good Excellent Good Excellent Good Good Good
Stainability Good Very good Very good Very good Good Good Good Good Good Good Very good Good
Species physical properties
Density (kg/m3) 408
Aspen
417
Basswood
545
Soft Maple
551
Cherry
571
White Birch
594
Walnut
608
Yellow Birch
612
Red Oak
613
White Ash
659
Hard Maple
667
Beech
676
White Oak
Hardness (N) 2140
Aspen
2140
Basswood
4320
White Birch
4380
Soft Maple
4630
Cherry
5910
Walnut
5930
Yellow Birch
6170
Red Oak
6490
Beech
7050
White Ash
7130
White Oak
7290
Hard Maple
Bending strenght (MPa) 60,8
Basswood
67,6
Aspen
87,1
Cherry
94,8
White Birch
97,6
Soft Maple
98,7
Red Oak
103
Walnut
106
Yellow Birch
108
White Ash
115
Hard Maple
116
Beech
121
White Oak
Stiffness (MPa) (MPa) 9450
Basswood
11100
Soft Maple
11200
Aspen
11900
Cherry
11900
Red Oak
12800
White Ash
12900
White Birch
13100
Walnut
14000
Beech
14100
Hard Maple
14100
Yellow Birch
15500
White Oak