European Beech


Common Names
European Beech
Scientific Name
Fagus sylvatica
European Beech heartwood ranges from pale cream to pinkish-brown. The wood has a straight grain with a fine to medium texture. It exhibits a moderate natural luster.
Avg. Dried Weight
45-55 lbs/ft3 (720-880 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
1300 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
Elastic Modulus
1,530,000 lbf/in2 (10.55 GPa)
Crushing Strength
6,380 lbf/in2 (43.9 MPa)
Radial: 4.8%, Tangential: 8.3%, Volumetric: 12.9%, T/R Ratio: 1.7
Rated as non-durable to perishable; susceptible to decay and insect attacks if not treated.
European Beech wood is easy to work with both hand and machine tools. It has good nailing and screwing properties, but pre-drilling is recommended. It can be stained, polished, and finished easily. The wood steam bends well and can be carved or turned with sharp tools. It glues well and accepts paint and other finishes smoothly.

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