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European Beech 

Fagus sylvatica


A common hardwood throughout Europe. The heartwood is a pale yellow brown and difficult to tell from the sapwood. Our timber is generally lightly steamed which produces a pale pink colour.


Works extremely well.


Bentwood chairs, general furniture and joinery, flooring and panelling. Also common for tool handles.


Readily available in a range of sizes.


Janka 2.3 420kg/m3.


Not good outside

At a Glance
Turning:   Excellent
Machining:   Excellent
Bending:   One of the best
Sanding:   Excellent
Nailing/Screwing:   Excellent
Glueing:   Excellent
Timber Coating:   Accepts most coatings
Oil:   Oils well
Note 1   Common in Europe. Widely used in Australia.
Note 2   Every woodie should try this timber at least once.

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