Origin
 
Eastern areas of the United States and Canada
Texture
 
Whiteness: white
Duramen: Pale red
Fiber: Straight, sometimes undulated
Grain: Thin
Mechanical properties
 
Resistance to static flexion: 920 kg/cm2.
Elastic Modulus: 113.000 kg/cm2.
Resistance to compression: 451 kg/cm2.
Durability:
 
Fungi: durable
Impregnability:
 
Whiteness: Apt for impregnation     Duramen: Fairly unsuitable for impregnation
Mechanisation:
 
Sawing: It can be sawn with ease, it does not offer difficulties
Drying: Easy and fast drying. Certain risk of corrugation.
Brushing: It does not offer difficulties
Gluing: Easily glued
Nailing and screwing: It does not offer difficulties
Finishing: Good finishing
Applications
 
Interiors fine furniture. Carving, lathes, curve-shaped furniture, carpentry for cavities covering. Interiors: Doors, windows, flooring, parquets, friezes, mouldings, ornamental boards.