Working Properties

Beech works readily with most hand &machine tools. It has good nailing & gluing properties and can be stained & polished to a good finish. The wood dries fairly rapidly but with a strong tendency to warp, split & surface check. It is subject to a large shrinkage and moderate movement in performance.

Physical Properties

Beech wood is classed as heavy, hard, strong, high in resistance to shock and highly suitable for steam bending.


Rated as non-resistant to heartwood decay, and liable to attack by common furniture beetle and longhorn beetle, but permeable for preservation.

Main Uses

Furniture, Flooring, doors, internal joinery, panelling, brush handles and turning. it is particularly suitable for food containers as there is no odour or taste. and moulding, kitchen cabinets, panelling, tool handles, sports goods and turning

  • Machining


    100% Complete
  • Nailing


    80% Complete
  • Screwing


    80% Complete
  • gluing


    40% Complete
  • Finishing


    100% Complete
  • 0.64

    Specific Gravity (12% MC)

  • 721 kg/m3

    Average weight (12% MC)

  • 13.0 %

    Specific Volumetric Shrinkage ( Green to 6% M.C)

  • 11,859

    Modules of elasticity

  • 5782