Fagus grandifolia.


Reddish-brown heartwood with thin white sapwood and straight-grained pattern. A hard, strong, close-grained wood that is easy to paint, stain or bleach.

Beech lumber is regularly sold as rough cut boards. It can also be surfaced, (S2S), upon request. Beech can also be provided to customers as SLR2E if desired.

Use: Furniture, flooring, handles, woodenware, bending stock and toys.

Availability: Limited.

Beech Hardwood Lumber Pricing: As a species, Basswood lumber is considered to have a moderate hardwood lumber price point. For a quote email us at

Relative Working Properties:
Machining Resistance to
Splitting in Nailing
Resistance to
Splitting in Screwing
Excellent Fair Fair Good
Physical Properties:
Specific Gravity (12% M.C.) Average Shipping Weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) Air Dry Average Volumetric Shrinkage (oven dry % of Green) Modulus of Rupture (Kilopascals) Modulus of Elasticity (Megapascals) Side Hardness (Newtons)
0.64 610 17.2 103,000 11,900 5,800


North American Species