Beech – European, steamed pink

Beech – European, steamed pinkSize of tree and type of forest/location: Common through out Europe and UK

Description of wood: Heartwood pale brown, sapwood creamy and not clearly distinguishable. The heat of the kiln drying can change the colour of the heartwood to reddish brown. Texture fine and even. Grain usually straight.
Dry density kg/m3: 700

Workability: Relatively easy to work, turns well. Easy to glue. Pre-drilling may be needed when nailing. Gives a very smooth finish. Very suitable for steam bending.

Durability: Class 4

Use: Furniture especially bentwood chairs, flooring, joinery, decoratively turnery.