European Beech ... the Wood for ALL Reasons

 
 
 
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Facts

Given Red Oak’s lack of versatility and the prohibitive cost of Hard Maple, the fresh new look of European Beech has caught the imagination of the American Interior and Furnishing Design Industry. With such a wide range of possibilities in cabinetry, furniture, and flooring, European Beech has quickly become recognized as the most versatile hardwood in the marketplace.

Beech ranks among one of the most important European wood species and is consistently the #1 export among hardwood producing European countries because of its…

  • Excellent physical properties,
  • Light colored appearance suitable for a wide range of stains and finishes, and
  • Environmentally Sustainable Resource Management Practices, ensuring continuous, ready availability to meet the needs of a demanding marketplace.

When finding the perfect hardwood to create beautiful furnishings for homes, designers and specifiers can appreciate the characteristics associated with European Beech. It is a wood that machines extremely well. Its easy and clean to plane, rout, drill, sand and turn on a lathe, ideal for bent and formed parts, and finishes to the most exacting standards and specifications. It is virtually the perfect hardwood!

European Beech is ideal for use in home furnishing and interior design projects. In countries throughout Europe and overseas its main areas of application are furniture, interior finishing, and floor coverings. European Beech is tough enough for heavy duty, yet expressive and warm. A delight for the hand and the eye!

European Beech has many applications, including:

  • Chairs, cabinets, and tables
  • Upholstered furniture and bed frames
  • School furniture and office furnishings
  • Hotel, restaurant, and café furnishings
  • Stairs and parquet
  • Doors and partition walls
  • Toys, equipment, tools, and workbenches
  • And many more!

Specs

European Beech ... The Ideal Wood for those most demanding Projects!

The table below will provide you with a statistical glimpse of how functional European Beech is for machining, gluing, resistance to nail/screw splitting, nail/screw holding and finishing. On a scale of one to five (five being best), European Beech consistently receives high marks in all vital areas of hardwood working qualities.

 
 

 

Try it for yourself today and see how European Beech easily adds beautify and value to your design while simplifying your manufacturing process!

A research study was conducted into those sought after qualities and, by the results below, have confirmed what we have always known and understood –European Beech is the hardwood for virtually any job.

 
Specific Gravity
MOE
Compression
Hardness
Shear
MOR
--------- Shrinkage---------
Radial
Tangential
Volumetric
European Beech
0.68
1.82
8122
1438
2320
17114
5.8
11.8
17.7
Cherry
0.50
1.49
7110
950
1700
12300
3.7
7.1
11.5
Hard Maple
0.63
1.83
7830
1450
2330
15800
4.8
9.9
14.7
Northern Red Oak
0.63
1.82
6760
1290
1780
14300
4.0
8.6
13.7
Black Walnut
0.55
1.68
7580
1010
1370
14600
5.5
7.8
12.8

*Large differences in working properties do not generally occur among groups or classifications of woods. The categories provide a relative basis of comparison. For all wood species, many wood properties vary by geographical region and local forest conditions. Since wood is a natural product, some properties and characteristic can vary.

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