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Steamed Beech

Steamed Beech

Steamed Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

An European Hardwood which is typically pale cream in colour, usually taking on a pink hue following the steaming process.The veneer of the wood can be slightly darker in colour due to the steaming process which gives the wood a more golden tone. Flatsawn surfaces tend to be plain whilst quartersawn surfaces exhibit a silvery fleck pattern. The grain is straight with a fine to medium uniform texture and moderate natural luster.

Steamed Beech maximum width is 195mm and length is 2900mm. If you require a wider or longer piece please contact us on 01274 873597 or Email: sales@buywood.co.uk


Rot resistance: Beech is considered non-durable or perishable and is also susceptible to insect attack.

Workability: Overall, good workability. Machines, glues, finishes and turns well. Also, responds very well to steam-bending. It does, however, have a large amount of movement in service so movement and stability of the wood should be taken into account.


Average dried weight: 44lbs/ft3 (710kg/m3)

Average density: 40lb/ft3 (700kg/m3)

Common uses

Lumber, veneer, flooring, furniture, cabinetry, plywood and turned objects.


Not listed in the CITES appendices or on the IUCN red List of threatened species.


Please note that machining costs are in addition to the cost of the wood and are shown separately in your shopping basket.

Standard Steamed Beech planed timber sizes

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(Ex VAT)
(Inc VAT)
Planed Steamed Beech L1000 × W20 × T6mm
£2.95 ex VAT, £3.54 inc VAT
0.09 kg£2.95£3.54
Planed Steamed Beech L2000 × W20 × T6mm
£3.10 ex VAT, £3.72 inc VAT
0.18 kg£3.10£3.72
Planed Steamed Beech L2400 × W20 × T6mm
£3.56 ex VAT, £4.27 inc VAT
0.21 kg£3.56£4.27
Planed Steamed Beech L1000 × W25 × T10mm
£3.70 ex VAT, £4.44 inc VAT
0.19 kg£3.70£4.44
Planed Steamed Beech L2000 × W25 × T10mm
£3.87 ex VAT, £4.64 inc VAT
0.37 kg£3.87£4.64
Planed Steamed Beech L2400 × W25 × T10mm
£4.46 ex VAT, £5.35 inc VAT
0.45 kg£4.46£5.35
Planed Steamed Beech L1000 × W32 × T10mm
£4.73 ex VAT, £5.68 inc VAT
0.24 kg£4.73£5.68
Planed Steamed Beech L2000 × W32 × T10mm
£4.96 ex VAT, £5.95 inc VAT
0.48 kg£4.96£5.95
Planed Steamed Beech L2400 × W32 × T10mm
£5.71 ex VAT, £6.85 inc VAT
0.57 kg£5.71£6.85
Planed Steamed Beech L1000 × W44 × T12mm
£6.51 ex VAT, £7.81 inc VAT
0.39 kg£6.51£7.81
Planed Steamed Beech L2000 × W44 × T12mm
£6.82 ex VAT, £8.18 inc VAT
0.78 kg£6.82£8.18
Planed Steamed Beech L2400 × W44 × T12mm
£7.85 ex VAT, £9.42 inc VAT
0.94 kg£7.85£9.42
Planed Steamed Beech L1000 × W44 × T20mm
£8.67 ex VAT, £10.40 inc VAT
0.65 kg£8.67£10.40
Planed Steamed Beech L2000 × W44 × T20mm
£9.07 ex VAT, £10.88 inc VAT
1.31 kg£9.07£10.88
Planed Steamed Beech L2400 × W44 × T20mm
£10.43 ex VAT, £12.52 inc VAT
1.57 kg£10.43£12.52