European Beech » Fagus sylvatica

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

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

map of where European Beech grows
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.
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)

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


Beech (European) Hardwood Sample

Beech (European) Hardwood Sample

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Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber

Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber

Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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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) Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

Beech (European) Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll


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Beech (European) Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Beech (European) Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll


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European Beech Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

European Beech Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

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European Beech Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

European Beech Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

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European Beech Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

European Beech Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


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