European Beech has good overall strength, excellent shock resistance and good resistance to abrasive wear. European Beech also excellent for bending, making it a highly versatile option.
Ordering European Beech Timber is perfect for internal joinery, furniture construction, panelling, and flooring, though it is disposed towards heavy movement due to its remarkable density. Simply select how you'd like your European Beech Timber to be machined as well as the desired thickness, width and length within our Cutting List Tool to the right, and we'll use the state of the art machinery found in our mill and machine shop to cut it to suit your specifications.
Cut to Size / Planed European Beech Timber
The wood is typically straight grained, with a fine, even texture, but varying in density and hardness according to the locality of growth. Thus, Beech from central Europe, notably that from Yugoslavia (Slavonian), and that from Romania is milder and lighter in weight, about 672 kg/m³, than beech from Britain, Denmark and northern Europe, which weighs about 720 kg/m³ when dried.
Ordering European Beech Timber
before ordering beech planed timber it is important to remember that pre-boring is recommended, and that this wood frequently warps or splits while drying. The heartwood is only slightly resistant to decay, and can be attacked by either the common furniture beetle or the longhorn beetle.
Frequently Asked Questions about European Beech Timber
What can this timber be used for?
European Beech timber is used for joinery interior, furniture, flooring, doors, paneling, brush handles, turning, food storage/containers and many more.
How strong and durable is this timber?
European Beech Timber has general strength properties roughly equal to those of oak, but after drying, most values increase, and beech is stronger than oak in bending strength, stiffness and shear by some 20 per cent, and considerably stronger in resistance to impact loads.
European Beech is not durable and is slightly/non-resistant to heartwood decay. European Beech is liable to attack by the common furniture beetle and longhorn beetle and is permeable for preservation.
What are its physical properties?
European Beech has good overall strength, excellent shock resistance and good resistance to abrasive wear. European Beech also excellent for bending.
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