Beech

American Beech is sometimes under-appreciated, which may be due to its bland appearance. Yet considering its decent strength and hardness—and its comparatively low cost—Beech represents an excellent value for woodworkers.

Other Common Names: Fagus grandifolia, American Beech

Sourcing Region: Eastern United States

Color, Pattern, Texture: American Beech typically comes in a pale cream color, often 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 very plain, while quartersawn surfaces exhibit a silvery fleck pattern. Its grain is straight, with a fine to medium uniform texture and moderate natural luster.

Common Uses and Applications:  Lumber, moldings, veneer, flooring, crates/pallets, musical instruments, furniture, stairs, turned objects, and other small wooden objects

Working Properties: Overall, American Beech has a good workability; it machines well, 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.

How to care for it: We offer a wide selection of products to care for your projects, visit our ‘Decking’ section. 

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Beech Superior

This supreme quality allows a high yield and characterized by very short processing times. Higher quality parts should be used if large long mostly are required.

We grade after drying and surfacing, and against all natural drying or surfacing defects (pin knot no defect).

Applications: Moldings, furniture components with a high percentage of long extended, solid wood panels, stairs, and stringers of stairs, handrails
Grades: Superior
Length and Width: 2,45m / 3,05m / 3.35m & more lengths upon request - Widths from 40-220 mm in steps of 5 mm

Beech Cabinet

Cabinet is not to be underrated: the price-performance ratio is extraordinary. When the demand is for a well-balanced mix of long and medium lengths, this is the first choice.

We grade after drying and surfacing, and against all natural drying or surfacing defects (pin knot no defect).

Applications: Solid wood boards, continuous sheets and assembled with finger-joint, furniture components long, medium, to large, and stair treads (52 mm)
Grades: Cabinet
Length and Width: 2,45m / 3,05m / 3.35m & more lengths upon request - Widths from 4” and wider

Beech Custom Shop #1

Inferior wood quality, very economical for small parts and for applications in non visible areas or where the red heartwood or knots are accepted.

We grade after drying and surfacing, and against all natural drying or surfacing defects (pin knot no defect).

Applications: Flooring, parquet tile, rustic floors, production of frames (long, shorts), toys and other small parts, other wood products with partially reduced demand for color and quality.
Grades: Shop #1
Length and Width: 2,45m / 3,05m / 3.35m & more lengths upon request - Widths from 4” and wider

Beech Custom Shop #1

An average lumber quality and 'Quality Custom Shop' is an interesting option for industrialists. Also means long and large, they can take advantage of the resulting pieces by cutting defects. It is also suitable for applications in which it can accept knots and other properties of wood.

Specialty: long and short with average utilization. 

We grade after drying and surfacing, and against all natural drying or surfacing defects (pin knot no defect).

Applications: Solid wood panels, continuous sheets and assembled with finger-joint, parquet/flooring, furniture components and other medium and small wood products
Grades: Custom shop
Length and Width: 2,45m / 3,05m / 3.35m & more lengths upon request - Widths from 4” and wider

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