European Beech is a light, bright wood that is straight-grained, with uniform texture and color. It is relatively heavy, hard and strong but is fairly easy to machine and it can be sanded to a high polish. Beech is often clear finished to highlight the natural beauty of the wood grain and even, light color.

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Ratings indicate the degree of difficulty working with this species relative to other hardwoods.
5 rating is the best.
1 rating is the most challenging.

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