• Scientific name: Fagus sylvatica L.


Description of the wood

• Sapwood and heartwood: From orange white to light pink.
• Fiber: Straight
• Grain: Thin
• Singularities: False red heart due to chromogenic attack.


• Impregnable


• Sawing process: easy, risk of deformation.
• Drying process: difficult and slow. Risk of crack formation.
• Planing process: easy. It can be easily bent, turned and carved.
• Gluing process: easy.
• Nailing and screwing process: no difficulties.
• Finish: easy, it dyes properly.


• Furniture and fine interior cabinetry. Carving, bending and turning.
• Carpentry of holes and interior coverings: Doors, floorings, friezes, mouldings.
• Decorative veneers and plywood.
• Sport items.

Mechanical properties

• Resistance to static flexion 1100 kg/cm2.
• Elasticity module 145,000 kg/cm2.
• Resistance to compression 580 kg/cm2.
• Resistance to parallel traction 1200 kg/cm2.


The central part of the trunk can have a brown or reddish colour.
It can also be found in north America where the wood has a high number of knots.
It tends to be light vaporized wood and its colour is light pink. It is also called NATUR wood as it gets uniform shades.