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European Beech 

Fagus sylvatica

Description

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.

Workability

Works extremely well.

Applications

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

Availability

Readily available in a range of sizes.

Hardness

Janka 2.3 420kg/m3.

Durability

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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