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Hardwood Lumber Identifier
Extensive information on domestic & exotic hardwoods.

Beech Wood

beech lumber
DESCRIPTION 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.
Weight is about 46lbs per cu. ft.
North America
BOTANICAL NAME Fagus Grandifolia
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES High crush strength, medium stiffness and resistance to shock. Excellent bending characteristics.
WORKING PROPERTIES Works easily with hand and power tools. Good nailing and gluing properties. Stains and polishes to a good finish.
DURABILITY Susceptible to attack by common furniture beetle and longhorn beetle. Perishable, but permeable for preservative treatment.
SEASONING Dries rapidly with strong tendency to warp, split and surface check. Subject to a large amount of shrinkage, checking and discoloration during drying. Moderate movement.
USES Cabinetmaking, furniture, solid and laminated flooring, brush backs, veneers, wooden spoons, handrail parts.
COMMENTS Beech wood is well suited for food containers as it does not impart any taste or odor.

Beech Lumber

janka hardness: 1300
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Small Quantities: $5.80
200+ bd ft: $5.34
500+ bd ft: Call for Pricing


Small Quantities: $6.20
200+ bd ft: $5.70
500+ bd ft: Call for Pricing
> All Prices Are Subject To Change Without Notice <

Additional Photos

beech matle piece
front view
Above:  Fireplace mantel built from Beech wood by Rob Pelc. Stained with a Red Mahogany stain.