GG Joinery offers Beech worktops.
Our full stave wood worktops are constructed from wide planks of Beech that run the full length of the worktop to ensure maximum durability and strength throughout years of constant use.
All Beech worktops are supplied fully sanded to smooth, 180 grit finish, ready for oiling without any additional preparation.
Beech is an important and widely-used hardwood in Europe with its hardness, wear-resistance, strength, and excellent bending capabilities.
||Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue. The veneer tends to be slightly darker colored, as slicing the veneer usually requires the wood to be prepared with steam, which gives the wood a more golden tone. Flatsawn surfaces tend to be very plain, while quartersawn surfaces exhibit a silvery fleck pattern.
||The grain is straight, with a fine to a medium uniform texture. Moderate natural luster.
||Beech is considered non-durable or perishable; it is also susceptible to insect attacks.
||veneer, flooring, boatbuilding, furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments (piano pinblocks), plywood, and turned objects.
||720 kg/m³ average
||Overall good workability; it machines well, and glues, finishes, and turns well. Beech also responds superbly to steam-bending. It does, however, have a large amount of movement in service, so movement and wood stability must be taken into account.