||Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
||Also known as ironwood or poor man’s lignumvitae.
||Grows in United States, Ontario and parts of Mexico.
||Fine grained with inconspicuous growth rings. Whitish sapwood and whitish to light brown heartwood, tinged with red.
||Very hard, heavy, strong, and shock resistant. Exceptional wear resistance. Low dimemsional stability and decay resistance.
||Works like stone – dulls blades, produces lots of smoke during machining, and always requires pre-drilling for screws and nails.
||Used for splitting wedges, mallet heads, tool handles, levers, skids, canes, novelties, vehicle parts, dowels, drawer slides, utility furniture, furniture components, and fuel.