European Beech » Fagus sylvatica

European Beech lumber wood, Fagus sylvatica lumber for woodworking
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
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

Video Tutorial

Learn about woodworking with European Beech

Beech (European) Hardwood Sample
Beech (European) Hardwood Sample
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$8.00 /ea.

Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.857
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$5.99 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
 
Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.333
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$6.99 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Beech (European) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Beech (European) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.6
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$99.09 /Pack

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Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.857
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$171.99 /Pack

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Beech (European) 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
Beech (European) 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber
(Not Yet Rated)

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see below).
  • Quantity: 100 board feet, and ships in approximately 5 packages by UPS.

$647.73 /Pack

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Beech (European) Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet

$54.99 /ea.

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Beech (European) Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet

$109.99 /ea.

+ Volume Discounts