Beech wood is primarily reddish-brown in color and slightly coarse with conspicuous rays and tiny pores. The grain is straight with a fine, even texture.
The beech is most widespread in Central and Western Europe, although it can be found as shrub or tree between the 40th and 60th degrees of latitude. Of all deciduous trees in Germany, the beech is most widespread and its timber most useful. Beech can found in mixed woodlands as well as in beech woods particularly in lowlands but also in low mountainous regions.
Works easily with hand and power tools. Good nailing and gluing properties. Stains and polishes to a good finish.
Dries rapidly with strong tendency to warp, split and surface check. Subject to a large amount of shrinkage, checking and discolouration during drying. Moderate movement.
Beech is available as round or sawn timber as well as veneer.
Cabinetmaking, furniture, solid and laminated flooring, brush backs, veneers, wooden spoons, handrail parts. Plywood, Bent-ply, formed multiplex, Furniture, chairs and tables, Interior furnishing, stairs, parquet flooring, Tools, household equipment, Model building, Pianos, Toys