Wednesday, March 20, 2013

European Beech (Fagus Sylvatica)

Status: Secure and available.

Other Common Names: Irish Beech, English Beech

Found in Europe, these members of the Fagaceae family (Fagus) can grow to 100-150 feet in height and 3-5 feet in diameter. .

Color is pale cream, but can be somewhat pinkish.

Fine to Medium texture, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .54-.72. Avg. Dry Weight:  45 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Furniture, Cabinetry, Musical Instruments (Piano pinblocks), Carving.

Spaulted Irish Beech

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