• Nocthofagus pumilio Kras
  • English: Lenga, Lenga Beech, Beech Chile
  • South America


&;8226; Sapwood: pink white.
&;8226; Heartwood: pink yellow.
&;8226; Fiber: straight.
&;8226; Grain: thin.


&;8226; Interior furniture and cabinet work. Carved, turned and bent furniture.
&;8226; Hollow carpentry and paneling, interior : doors, platform, friezes, molding, skirting boards.
&;8226; Decorative panels.

Capacity of being impregnated

&;8226; Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
&;8226; Heartwood: no capable of being impregnated.


&;8226; Sawing process: easy and with no difficulties.
&;8226; Drying process: slow. Risk of crack formation.
&;8226; Planing process and other processes: no difficulties.
&;8226; Gluing process: easy.
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: from low to regular difficulty.
&;8226; Finish: easy.

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity 540 kg/m3 semi-light wood.
&;8226; Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.42 % stable wood.
- Relation between contractions 2.1% tendency to deformity.
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon)  3.2 semi-hardwood.

Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 820 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Elasticity module 98,000 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to compression 480 kg/cm2.


Notable difference of colour between heartwood and sapwood as in the case of cherry wood, which substitutes lenga in many applications.

Those are some of the available products in this wood