Beech is in the family of native to temperate Europe, Asia & North America. Mature beech trees grow to a height of more than 40m and develop a huge domed crown. The bark is smooth, thin & grey. Beech timber is used for a variety of purposes, furniture, tool handles, sports equipment & doors.
European beech heartwood is very pale pink to brown, it is common practice to steam the timber which turns the timber to a reddish brown. Beech is straight grained machines very well with excellent bending properties.