Beech Veneered Panels & Jointed Veneer
Beech can be found all over Europe and is one of the most frequent and important European species.
The sapwood is difficult to distinguish from the heartwood, which can both be whitish (sometimes with a reddish hue), reddish-brown, and often brown in older trees. Dark stains and mineral streaks occur frequently and reduce the value of the wood and are graded out for constructional or non-decorative work.
Beech veneer grain is typically straight, and has a fine and even texture. Any type of surface finish can be applied to Beech and it takes stains and lacquers very well.
Beech is regularly steamed to even and regularise the colour to a slight pink or rose colour. It is therefore available as both White Beech (also called Unsteamed Beech) and Steamed Beech (also called Rose Beech).