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

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

$101.00 /Pack

1-2 $101.00
3+ $90.90 /Pack (10% off)
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$10.00 East of Mississippi River
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hardwood lumber sizes
Beech lumber pack comes with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect:
15/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 15/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

3" to 8" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this pack.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

30" to 46" Lengths

You get a variety of lengths with the ends trimmed.

Here's the perfect assortment of boards for your small fine woodworking projects, or when you want to try just a little bit of this wood!
 
A 10 board foot Craft Pack is simple, plus we stand behind it with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. It includes a great mix of boards that total 10 board feet of hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of sizes: from 3'' to 8'' wide, and 24'' to 48'' long. All boards come surfaced on 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16'' thick, you can choose to have the boards planed down to a different thickness if you want thin lumber.

About Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1440

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

0.72

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

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak

map of where Beech tree grows
Beech is an exotic wood from Europe

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

color of Beech
Color Range
Even pale yellow to light tan with distinctive and characteristic dark specks.
the 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.
other names for Beech
Other Names
Beechwood, European Beech, English Beech, Carpathian Beech, Spanish Beech, French Beech, Romanian Beech, Japanese Beech
uses for Beech
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, chairs, workbenches, carvings, toys, plywood, veneer, flooring.

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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4.4
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5 (6)
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Would recommend this product?
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8 Total Reviews
December 21, 2017
5 out of 5
Europen Beech Lumber!!
Review by  Anonymous 
The package arrived is the best lumber I have ever seen.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 2, 2017
2 out of 5
Almost great
Review by  Anonymous 
They say they hand pick well better get some glasses, seems like they always slip in 1 board that is warped twisted . The Money is 100 % but the products are like 90%.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 15, 2017
5 out of 5
European beech
Review by  Anonymous 
Very nice, have never used beech before but this really has a beautiful color, and was shipped very quick. Will order again in the future
Verified Buyer
Recommended
August 19, 2015
5 out of 5
Very Nice
Review by  Paul Ciccocelli from Pawleys Island, SC US
This is my first time using beech the wood you selected for me was fantastic. Going to make a few cutting boards and some other projects.
Recommended
August 18, 2015
3 out of 5
expected better
Review by  bill rudy from , me usa
i was excited to order and receive this order of euro beech, it was wrapped very well.upon opening it the very first board had a good amount of live edge leaving a good amount unusable, the 2nd one has a cup to it , the 3rd has some deep teeth marks from the processing. So that being said there is a fair amount not usable. the beech is a very hard lumber as described and that is good for what it is intended and clear of knots and splits.
Recommended
July 13, 2012
5 out of 5
European Beech
Review by  Ken from Santee, Ca. USA
This will be the first time using this wood - When received I was very impressed with the quality of the wood and width was outstanding.. Looks great looking forward to using it..
Recommended
8 Total Reviews
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