Steamed European Beech
A tall to medium
sized hardwood that is found all across Central and
Physical: A relatively heavy timber, European Beech is also strong, hard and tough due to its inherent resistance to abrasion though it has a low external durability, it can be impregnated with preservatives.
Colour: Naturally a pinkish-brown to a reddish-brown.
: Beech timber has a
fine and even texture with a straight grain. It also features a prominent
figure that is defined by its clear growth rings and numerous rays. Most of the
material available in
Relative Working Properties
Machining: Contains excellent machining properties and works quite well, European Beech has an average density of 640 kg per m3.
Weight of 540 kg m3
Fixing: Only a fair resistance to splitting when nailing and screwing, pre-boring is advised. The timber does hold glue very well.
Bending: A renowned timber for its steam bending qualities which makes it an extremely versatile timber in many applications.
Finishing: Stains well and takes a good polish.
Uses A versatile hardwood that can be used in a number of applications ranging from high end furniture components and architectural interiors to doors, kitchens, flooring and panelling.