Beech is a hard, impact-resistant wood. It is pale to reddish-brown in colour, with pink to orange overtones that turn golden over time. Beech has a straight grain and dense figuring, and is available with either very many or very few knots. Beech is used for furniture, flooring and wooden toys, as it is very soft when planed.
Beech (Lat. Fagus sylvatica)
Family: Beech (Lat. Fagaceae)
Size: Beech can grow to more than 40 m in height. The circumference can grow to around 5 m.
Ready to fell: 100-120 years
Origin of Kährs Beech flooring: Sweden
Hardness: Heavy, hard and impact-resistant. Brinell value: 3.8
Colour change: Medium-strong. The orange tone of Beech becomes more golden over time.