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European Beech (Botanical: Fagus sylvatica)

Information to help you do fine woodworking with European Beech - all products are listed at bottom
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Here's what customers say about European Beech
Jerry Mrazek from Arlington rates it:
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European Beech By The Numbers:

3.58
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
0.00% lighter than red oak
1440
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
11.63% harder than red oak
0.72
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
12.50% more dense than red oak

European Beech Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




Video Tutorial on European Beech

woodworking characteristics

European Beech Wood Characteristics

A moderately hard, straight-grained, even-textured wood with great strength properties. Works well with hand and machine tools.
color of European Beech

Color Range

Even pale yellow to light tan with distinctive and characteristic dark specks.
other names for European Beech

Other Names

Beechwood, European Beech, English Beech, Carpathian Beech, Spanish Beech, French Beech, Romanian Beech, Japanese Beech
uses for European Beech

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, chairs, workbenches, carvings, toys, plywood, veneer, flooring.
the European Beech tree

What's the Tree Like?

Called Queen of the Woods because of their large size and stately appearance. Beech trees are reported to commonly reach 100 feet. Trunk diameters are often 4 feet. The European Beech tree grows in Eastern Europe, Oceania and S.E. Asia, Western Europe; Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Romania, United Kingdom, Yugo
map of where this wood grows

European Beech Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$8.00 /ea.

Buy Beech (European) Hardwood Sample

Beech (European) Hardwood Sample
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Free Shipping (48 U.S.)!

  • 1/2'' actual thickness, planed and sande ...
  • Ripped to 3'' ...
$5.99 /Board Feet

Buy Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber

Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
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  • 15/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. St ...
  • Quantity discount! 25% off for 100+ ...
$6.99 /Board Feet

Buy Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber

Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber
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  • 1-15/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sid ...
  • 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. St ...
  • Quantity discount! 25% off for 100+ ...
$97.00 /Pack

Buy Beech (European) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Beech (European) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Flat Rate 48 U.S. Shipping!

  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
  • 15/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight lin ...
  • Quantity discount! 10% off 3+ Packs ...
$171.00 /Pack

Buy Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Flat Rate 48 U.S. Shipping!

  • Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or ...
  • 15/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Stra ...
  • Quantity discount! 10% off 3+ Packs ...
$629.00 /Pack

Buy Beech (European) 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

Beech (European) 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
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Flat Rate 48 U.S. Shipping!

  • 100 board feet, and ships in approximate ...
  • 15/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Stra ...
$54.99 /ea.

Buy Beech (European) Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Beech (European) Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • One sheet has 16 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual s ...
  • Quantity discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$109.99 /ea.

Buy Beech (European) Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Beech (European) Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • One sheet has 32 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual ...
  • Quantity discount! 10% off 5+ ...