European Beech » Fagus sylvatica

Why European Beech?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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 Europe
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak
Hardness

1440

Janka Rating (?)
11.63% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.72

Specific Gravity (?)
12.50% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with European Beech:

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak

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Beech (European) Hardwood Sample
Beech (European) Hardwood Sample
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Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
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Beech (European) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Beech (European) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
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Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
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Beech (European) 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
Beech (European) 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber
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Beech (European) Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
Beech (European) Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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Beech (European) Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
Beech (European) Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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European Beech Turning Squares: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18"
European Beech Turning Squares: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18"
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European Beech Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30", Large
European Beech Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30", Large
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$9.00 /ea.
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