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European Beech Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to European Beech (Fagus, slyvatica) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): European Beech.
Grown in: Europe with related Species in N. America.
Description
European Beech is widely used in furniture where its light orangey tan color along with its fine graining and small rays offer a distinct contemporary look.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: European Beech offers a medium range of color variability in each of the color ranges this wood is offered in. In the drying process, Beech which is steamed yields a pink/orangey tan color, while the unsteamed Beech yields a blonde tan colored wood. WFI offers steamed Beech. Within each of these selections, Beech ranges in color from a light cream color on through to a medium tan brown and when steamed will have the pinkish/orangey overtones.
Color Change: European Beech undergoes a medium degree of color change with a slight muting of the orangey tan colors and an ambering in color over time.
Where to Use
European Beech may be used both residentially and commercially wherever the contemporary look of Beech lends itself.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for European Beech.
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