European Beech // Fagus sylvatica

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
Tips & Techniques

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Learn about woodworking with European Beech
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)

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 (1/2"x3"x6")
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Beech (European) Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
$8.00 ea.
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Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
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Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber
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4.615
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Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
Beech (European) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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4.375
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Beech (European) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
$101.00 /Pack
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Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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4.667
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Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$173.00 /Pack
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European Beech Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
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4.8
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European Beech Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
$6.00 ea.
European Beech Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
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European Beech Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
$9.00 ea.
European Beech Cutting Board Strips
European Beech Cutting Board Strips
$6.00 ea.