Inventory - Species:
Beech
Fagus Grandifolia
Available in:
5/4 6/4 8/4 10/4 12/4 16/4 or thicker
(1 ¼") (1 ½") (2") (2 ½") (3") (4"+)
(select desired thickness)

Our Beech Inventory

We have over 75 Beech slabs in stock online in sizes that usually range:

  • Up to 58" wide
  • Up to 17' long
  • Up to 8" thick

Origin: Beech is found in the Northeast, Appalachians and Ohio-Mississippi river valleys.

Color: The heartwood is a light reddish brown color with slight ray flakes along with a off-white sapwood. The grain has a fine uniform texture. Quartersawn Beech is quite attractive with a silver tone ray flake pattern.

Janka Hardness: 1300 (medium) Similiar to Ash.

Decay and Weather Resistance: Beech has a low resistence to decay.

Workability: Beech is very hard, strong and heavy, similar to Ash in both it’s hardness and bendibility. If using hand tools it may be difficult to work with, but easy to machine. It glues, finishes and turns well. It has a tendency to split when nailed but its holding properties are excellent. It has high rate of shrinkage when dried.

Uses – It is primarily used for food and liquid containers since it has no odor or taste. Because of its good wear resistance, Beech is also used for countertops and flooring. It is a popular wood for furniture, turned objects and small woodenware.

Beech

We are one of the biggest and oldest suppliers of large natural live edge wood slabs in the country.

We have over 10,000 kiln dried live edge slabs in stock with nearly 50 species to choose from. In our inventory we have slabs up to 75" wide, up to 20' long, and up to 8" thick.

 

If you can't find what you need online, please contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives for assistance in your search.

Email: info@berkshireproducts.com

Phone: 413.229.7919

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