Beech Timber Characteristics

Appearance

The color is light cream with darker heartwood, something between maple and ash. The grain is short, mostly straight, with fine, even texture. Beech wood imparts definite warmth to the environment and has the ability to make the interior look more spacious. Furniture manufacturers and cabinet makers figured out the trick for quite a while; that`s one of the reasons many pieces of furniture designed for small habitats such as apartments are so often veneered with beech wood.

Physical properties

Dense, heavy and hard (1300 on the Janka scale) yet somewhat brittle due to its short grain. Not having any specific taste or odor and being very gentle on the knife`s edge, it becomes an obvious choice of cutting boards, chopping blocks and butcher-block counter tops. The unfinished wood has a poor dimensional stability, as it reacts promptly to the changes in the environmental humidity. It is therefore, necessary for the wood to be sealed with great care prior to installation.

Working properties

Beech wood machines very well and has an exceptional stain acceptance. Being a dense wood, it tends to split along the grain, so pre-drilling is a must for nails and wood screws. Trivia: Although beech wood is not very durable outdoors, its durability increases amazingly when constantly soaked. That`s why beech wood came to be used for building water wheels and underwater ship elements when white oak or other traditional water-resistant wood was not available.

We continually invest in the most efficient and precise computer-aided equipment available to ensure maximum production output while retaining quality.
With over 700 cbm of kiln drying capacity and massive dry lumber storage warehouses, Amiprod Wood Products is capable of delivering large quantities of export-ready beech on time.
Every piece of lumber goes through a series of automated and manual checks to ensure that every piece is graded properly so that every customer receives the quality, size, and color of lumber that they require.

Dimensions and grading

Dimensions available
Thickness 25 mm, 38 mm, 50 mm, 60 mm;
Widths 100 mm and up
Lengths 0,4 meters and up


Grading

  • A grade - Four sides clear, no defects(4FC).
  • B grade - sound red heart on both faces allowed.