Scientific name: Fagus sylvatica L.

Other names: English: European Beech or Common Beech

Geographic origin: Europe.


&;8226; Sapwood and heartwood vary from orange white to light pink.
&;8226; Fiber: straight.
&;8226; Grain: thin.
&;8226; Characteristic defects: growth tensions. False red core due to chromogenous attacks.



&;8226; Interior furniture and cabinet work . Carving, turning and bending.
&;8226; Hollow carpentry and interior paneling: doors, platforms, friezes, molding.
&;8226; Decorative panels and plywood boards.
&;8226; Sport items.

Capacity of being impregnated

Capable of being impregnated.


&;8226; Sawing process: easy, risk of deformation.
&;8226; Drying process: difficult and slow. Risk of crack formation.
&;8226; Planing process: easy. It can be easily bent, turned and carved.
&;8226; Gluing process: easy.
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: no difficulties.
&;8226; Finish: easy, it dyes properly .

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity 730 kg/m3 heavy wood.
&;8226; Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.51 % nervous wood.
- Relation between contractions 2.05% with tendency to deformity.
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 4.0 semi-hardwood.


Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 1100 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Elasticity module 145,000 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to compression 580 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to parallel traction 1200 kg/cm2.



&;8226; The central part of the trunk can have a brown or reddish colour.
&;8226; It can also be found in north America where the wood has a high number of knots.
&;8226; It tends to be light vaporized wood and its colour is light pink. It is also called NATUR wood as it gets uniform shades.