Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica
Beech usually comes in pale beige color, with veneer slightly darker. Flatsawn beech tends to be plain, while when quarter-sawn the surface shows a silvery dot pattern. Its grain is straight, with a fine smooth texture and slight natural luster. Commonly found across Europe, Beech is widely-used in Europe and globally due Its excellent properties and price point.
Working Properties: Beech machines, finishes, glues, screws well and is exceptionally rated for steam-bending. However it does experience some movement throughout the course and ranks below moderate for stability.
Rot Resistance: It is regarded as moderate and is somewhat vulnerable to insect attack.