Beech Wood


Beech wood

  • Domestic hardwood used for turning, furniture parts, firewood
  • Light color in cream and light brown, some reddish tint in the heartwood.
  • Excellent wood for cutting boards, table and chair legs and musical instruments

Also Know As:

Fagus Grandifolia


Characteristics of Beech wood

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Wood Type Hardwood
Density (mean, Kg/m³) 700 - 900
Avg. Weight Per sq/ft³ 32 – 56 lbs per sq/ft³
Use(s) Turning, furniture, musical instruments, cutting boards, plywood
Color scale Creamy white with light brown in the sap wood, and a reddish hue in the heartwood
Moisture movement and Drying Dries with little distortion or movement. Will however take on more moisture if not finished properly

About The Beech Species

Beech wood is a light colored hardwood that comes from the beech wood species. Beech trees are deciduous plant that are part of the Fagaceae family. They are believed to be one of the most majestic and remarkable varieties of trees. Beech trees are native to regions of North America, Europe and Asia. These trees are slow growing but can live to over 400 years. The biggest quality of beech wood is that it is odorless. Beech wood is typically a pale cream color with pinkish-brown hues and slightly coarse with conspicuous rays and tiny pores. The grain is straight with a fine, even texture.

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