European Beech

COMMON APPLICATIONS
Decking
Decking
Decking
Decking
Decking
Decking

No clear distinction between heartwood and sapwood by colour, which varies from cream to pink/red depending on the amount of steaming the timber is given. The wood is typically straight grained with a fine, even texture but varying in density according to the locality of growth.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Get a Quote
Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica
Origin: Europe

General

Certifications Available::
FSC
Seasoning: Dries fairly rapidly but tends to warp, twist, check and split. Steaming, which reduces the tension in the timber, is normally introduced. This process however colours the timber to the pink/red.
Working Qualities: Works well and is capable of good smooth surfaces. Good turning and is very suitable for steam bending. Glues, stains and polishes satisfactorily.
Uses: General utility timber for interior joinery, finishing and cabinet-making. Used extensively in Europe for domestic woodware, tool handles and flooring. Produces good veneer.
Price (1-10): 3

Availability

Availability: Available ex-stock in Random Widths in 25, 40, and 50mm thicknesses.
Stocked: Yes

Supply

Primary Suppliers: Romea Legnami
Resource Certification: FSC

Durability

Durability In Ground: Perishable/Non Durable
Durability Above Ground: Perishable/Non Durable

Density

Density Air Dry: 640 - 690 kg/m2

Shrinkage

Shrinkage Radial: More than 5.0% %
Shrinkage Tangental: More than 8.0% %

Stability

Stability Kiln Dry: Stable
Stability Green: Very prone to shrinkage

Mechanical Properties

Janka Hardness: 5.7 kN
Modulus of Rupture: 108 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 10 GPa
Max Crush Strength: 52 MPa

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