Hornbeams are medium sized trees, Carpinus betulus (scientific name) reaching a height of 32 m.

Wood used in woodwork, musical instruments, wheels and turned products.

The Hornbeam is considered difficult to work on account of its density and toughness. However, this same density, coupled with its grain, make an excellent turning wood. Stains, glues, and finishes well.

This wood is rated as non-durable. However, Hornbeam has excellent resistance to wear and abrasion.

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