Fagaceae - The Beech Family
European Beech, European Steamed Beech, Steamed Beech
Interior Use Only
Butcher Blocks, Clothes Pins, Drum Sticks, Flooring, Food Containers, Furniture, Millwork, Mouldings
Is wide spread throughout central and western Europe, all thought much of the stock imported into the United States is from Germany.
The sapwood and heartwood of European Beech are similar to that of American Beech, however the heartwood may have a slightly pinker color and tends to have a more consistent color then its North American counterpart. The wood is typically steamed as part of the drying process, which helps produce a even / uniform color.