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Beech (Fagus Sylvatica) Board Stock

May 2017:

Our Dry Store needs to be re-designed so that different woods can be kept separate and the longer boards can be stored safely in a vertical orientation - which will make inspection of the boards easier.

Once work is completed it will enable us to standardise the sizes and display of boards, improve quality control and allow us to appearance grade the boards.

In the interim please contact us on info@woodworkz.co.uk for further information and to discuss how we can fulfill your requirements.

Beech: Species Information

The wood of the European beech is used in the manufacture of numerous objects and implements. Its fine and short grain makes it an easy wood to work with, easy to soak, dye,varnish and glue. Steaming makes the wood even easier to machine. It has an excellent finish and is resistant to compression and splitting. Milling is sometimes difficult due to cracking and it is stiff when flexed.

The density of the wood is 720 kg /m3. It is particularly well suited for minor carpentry, particularly furniture. From chairs to parquetry (flooring) and staircases, the European beech can do almost anything other than heavy structural support, so long as it is not left outdoors. Its hardness make it ideal for making wooden mallets and workbench tops. The wood rots easily if it is not protected by a tar based on a distillate of its own bark (as used in railway sleepers). It is better for paper pulp than many other broadleaved trees though is only sometimes used for this, the high cellulose content can also be spun into modal, which is used as a textile akin to cotton.<./p>

The code for its use in Europe is fasy (from FAgus SYlvatica). Common beech is also considered one of the best firewoods for fireplaces.

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