European Beech - Homé Hout BV (2024)
European Beech - Homé Hout BV (2024)
Common Name(s): European beech, common beech
Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica
Distribution: Europe
Tree Size: 
30-40 m tall, trunk diameter 1-1,5 m)
Average Dried Weight: 710 kg/m3 (12% MC)
Shrinkage: Radial: 5.8%, Tangential: 11.7%
Color/Appearance: Pale straw color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue. Veneer tends to be slightly darker colored, as slicing the veneer usually requires the wood to be prepared with steam, which gives the wood a more golden tone. Flatsawn surfaces tend to be somewhat plain, while quartersawn surfaces exhibit a minute ray fleck pattern.
Grain/Texture: Grain is straight; fine to medium uniform texture and moderate natural luster.
Rot Resistance: Beech is considered non-durable or perishable; poor insect/borer resistance.
Workability: Overall good workability; it machines well, and glues, finishes, and turns well. Beech also responds superbly to steam-bending. However, it does have a large amount of movement in service, so movement and wood stability must be taken into account.
Common Uses: Lumber, veneer, flooring, boatbuilding, furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments (piano pinblocks), plywood, and turned objects.
Comments: Beech is an important and widely-used hardwood in Europe. Its hardness, wear-resistance, strength, and excellent bending capabilities—coupled with its low price—make this hardwood a mainstay for many European woodworkers. Given the right soil conditions, European beech trees can grow to very large sizes, and wide, long lumber is commonly available for use.
 
Our stock
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Square edged - Lightly steamed
Thickness: 27 - 34 - 40 - 52 - 65 - 80 mm
Widths: random 
Lengths:100 up to 450 cm
 
Square edged - Lightly steamed
27 x fixed widths
 
Rough edged - Lightly steamed
Thickness: 35 - 40 - 52 - 65 mm
Widths: random  
Lengths: 300/400 cm and up.
 
Square edged - Unsteamed
Thickness: 52 - 55 - 60 - 80 mm
Widths: random  
Lengths: 100 up to 310 cm 
 
Images
 
Square edged Beech - KD
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European Beech - KD, A quality
 
Rough edged European Beech - A quality
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Rough edged - European Beech - A quality
 
Square edged European Beech - 34 mm, quality A, lightly steamed
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Sq. edged European Beech - KD, lightly steamed, 34 mm, quality A
 
Square edged European Beech - Quality A, Color No Defect, 52 mm, lightly steamed
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Square edged European Beech - KD, lightly steamed, 52 mm, ACND quality
 
Square edged European Beech - Quality A, unsteamed
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Square edged European Beech - KD, unsteamed