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European Beech Timber Cut to Size

From 11.46 GBP inc VAT & Delivery

European Beech is famously very easy to cut and shape, making it a great choice for more intricate projects. Fine-grained and flexible, it is a cost-effective option for model-making and furniture. Order cut to size European Beech smooth planed squared edge.

Location: Interior | Best for: Furniture, Toys, Woodturning, Crafts, Kitchenware | Density: Medium | Good for painting: Yes | Alternatives: American Poplar, Ash, Sapele


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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 beech wood 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 beech wood?

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 the physical properties of beech wood?

European Beech has good overall strength, excellent shock resistance and good resistance to abrasive wear. European Beech also excellent for bending. 

What is the best wood for toy making?

Beech is perfect for toy making as it is non toxic and can also be a good option for chopping boards as it is food safe. Beech is also very effective for furniture making as it has a fine texture but very strong and stable.

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European Beech Tips

Very suceptable to curling if thin and wide boards especially in changing moistures and temperatures

Brilliant for painting for high-end furniture

Very strong and durable in small sizes for components

Can contain brown coloured streaks 

Typical lengths at Timbersource 2.4m, 2.7m, 3.1m

Typical Thicknesses at Timbersource (mm) 23, 29, 36, 40, 48

Please note, our planing tolerance is 6mm in the thickness

Standard Delivery

Timbersource usually aims to dispatch orders within 5 working days for most requirements. We will endeavour to complete your order ahead of schedule.

Next Day / Same Working Day 

Click and Collect - next working day collection when you order by 12:00pm**
Delivery - Next working day delivery when you order by 12:00pm (please call +44 (0) 1373 469905 to ask if we can meet your timescale requirements) 

**Subject to Stock availability and excludes Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Christmas Periods.

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