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Beech, lightly steamed

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European Beech

From £8.83 + VAT

Usage

Cabinet Making

Flooring

Furniture

Joinery (interior)

Mouldings

Wood type

Hardwood

Durability

Medium

Ease of treatment

Easy

European Beech has good overall strength, excellent shock resistance and good resistance to abrasive wear. It is also excellent for bending, making it a highly versatile option. 

The timber is perfect for internal joinery, cabinet making, tool handles and cooking utensils. Due to its density it is great for sports equipment and minor carpentry like furniture making and children’s toys.

European Beech is ideal for the manufacture of numerous objects and implements. Its fine and short grain makes it an easy wood to work with, easy to soak, dye, varnish, glue and fantastic for painting. Steaming makes the wood even easier to machine. It has an excellent finish and is resistant to compression and splitting and it is stiff when flexed. Milling is sometimes difficult due to cracking.

European Beech is great for interior joinery and can do almost anything other than heavy structural support such as parquet flooring and staircases. Its is important to note that it is not sufficient for outdoor use and will rot in wet environments unless regularly protected.

More information on European Beech

European Beech timber is prone to heavy movement due to the denseness of the wood and also stresses within the timber that occur after machining.

The density of the wood is 720 kilograms (1,590 pounds) per cubic meter.

Fagus sylvatica, the European Beech or common beech is a deciduous tree belonging to the beech family Fagaceae.

Simply use enter your sizes you’d like your timber machined to, and we’ll plane it to suit your specifications. Alternatively don’t hesitate to contact us about European Beech.

European Beech

Contact us:
call us +44 (0) 1373 481225
email us [email protected]
book a video, call or face to face consultation with our team
visit us at Timbersource Limited, Quarry Way, Waterlip, BA4 4RN, United Kingdom
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  • The tree

    Beech has been called the mother of the forest, since without it in mixed broad-leaved forests, other hardwood timber trees would have greater difficulties for survival. The rain-drip from beech destroys many soil-exhausting weeds, its shade prevents over-evaporation of moisture from the soil, and its heavy crop of leaves provides humus to the soil. In close forest, it can reach a height of 45m with a clear bole of 15m but on average this is usually about 9m with a diameter averaging 1.2m occasionally more.

    The timber

    Normally, there is no clear distinction by colour between sapwood and heartwood, the wood being very pale brown when freshly cut, turning reddishbrown on exposure, and deep reddish-brown under the influence of steaming treatment commonly applied in parts of the continent before shipment. Some logs show an irregular, dark reddish-coloured kern or heart, caused it is believed, by the effect of severe frosts, and occurring more frequently in continental beech. The wood is typically straight grained, with a fine, even texture, but varying in density and hardness according to the locality of growth. Thus beech from central Europe, notably that from Yugoslavia (Slavonian), and that from Romania is milder and lighter in weight, about 672kg/m3, than beech from Britain, Germany and northern European, which weighs about 720kg/m3 when dried. British Beech is harder, more coarse-grained than German.

    Strength and Durability

    Green beech has general strength properties roughly equal to those of oak, but after drying, most values increase, and unkilned beech is stronger than oak in bending strength, stiffness and sheer by some 20%, and considerably stronger in resistance to impact loads.

    Not durable. Slightly / non-resistant to heartwood decay. Liable to attack by the common furniture beetle and longhorn beetle. Permeable for preservation.

    Physical properties

    Good overall strength, excellent shock resistance, good resistance to abrasive wear.

  • What can beech wood be used for?

    European Beech timber is used for joinery interior, furniture, flooring, doors, paneling, brush handles, turning, food storage/containers and many more.

    How strong and durable is this beech wood?

    European Beech Timber has general strength properties roughly equal to those of oak, but after drying, most values increase, and beech is stronger than oak in bending strength, stiffness and shear by some 20 per cent, and considerably stronger in resistance to impact loads. European Beech is not durable and is slightly/non-resistant to heartwood decay. European Beech is liable to attack by the common furniture beetle and longhorn beetle and is permeable for preservation.

    What are the physical properties of beech wood?

    European Beech has good overall strength, excellent shock resistance and good resistance to abrasive wear. European Beech also excellent for bending.