European Steam Beach Hardwood is a pale pinkish-brown cream color. It is common to steam the lumber which gives the wood a reddish-brown tone. European Beech has a fine to medium texture, with closed pores and an even, straight grained structure. Flat sawn material has a plain looking appearance.
Beech is an important and widely-used hardwood in Europe. Its hardness, wear-resistance, strength, and excellent bending capabilities—coupled with its low price—make this hardwood a mainstay for many European woodworkers. Depending on soil conditions, European Beech can grow to very large sizes, and wide, long lumber is commonly available for use.