COLOR / GRAIN VARIATION

Low/Medium

HARDNESS

Beech Hardness

COLOR

Typical : Reddish Brown
New Color : Light, even blond wood
Aged Color : No Significant Change

SPECIES BACKGROUND

Known as “Mother of the Forest” for its nutrient-rich humus. Beech has a long, illustrious past. The Aryan Tribes of Asia, the earliest known people to use a written language, carved their messages into the soft, smooth pliable bark of the beech tree trunk. The writings, cut out of the bark and used intact, were called “boc”, which eventually became “book”.

WHERE IT GROWS

Throughout the Eastern U.S., most harvest comes from the Central and Mid Atlantic states. Average tree height is 120 feet.

RELATIVE ABUNDANCE

0.4 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available. Over 8′ length may require additional lead time. Please contact us at sales@craft-art.com for details.

AVAILABILITY

Good

ORIGIN

North America

DESCRIPTION:

The sapwood is white with a red tinge, while the heartwood is light to dark reddish brown. The wood is generally straight-grained with a close uniform texture.

DID YOU KNOW ?

Beech was used to make snuff boxes as well as mortars and pestles.

Reclaimed Option Available