European Beech

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Durability: Non-durable
Colour: Light
Sizes available: 25, 40, 50 ,80 mm

Trade Name: Beech – European
Botanical Species: Fagus sylvatica
Other Names:  English, Danish, German, etc., Beech according to origin.
Country of Origin: European countries
Air Dry Density: 690kgs/m³
Durability: Non-durable
Strength:   SD4


Dries fairly rapidly but tends to warp, twist, check and split.
Steaming which reduces the tension in the timber is normally introduced.
This process however colours the timber to pink / red.
No clear distinction between heartwood and sapwood by colour, which varies from cream to pink / red depending on the amount of steaming the timber is given.
The wood is typically straight grained with a fine even texture but varying in density according to the locality of growth.
Working Qualities: 
Works well and is capable of good smooth surfaces. Good turning and bending properties.
General utility timber for interior joinery, finishing and cabinetmaking.
Used extensively in Europe for domestic woodware, tool handles and flooring.
Produces good veneer.
Product Attributes:
Consistent colour, pale pink.
Machines and turns well.
Good bending properties.
Straight grained with a fine even texture.
Stains and polishes satisfactorily.
Veneers available.
Product Limitations:
Will discolour to pale yellow with time.
Graded similar to American standards.
Generally narrow with no fixed widths.
Lengths seldom above 3.0m.