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SPECIFIC GRAVITY: .46
TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT: 8.4%
RADIAL MOVEMENT: 5%
VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE: 14.1%
SOURCE: Eastern United States and extreme southern Canada
Largest hardwood tree in the U.S. Moderately soft, but strong. Excellent turning and shaping characteristics, but rather unstable in use due to high volumetric shrinkage. Quartersawn stock is more stable and displays an attractive ray flecked figure. Pale, reddish brown in color, sometimes nearly pink.