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Buy European Lightly Steamed Beech Cut To Size / Sawn

A rough-sawn timber product cut to your sizes. If you need a smooth, ready-to-use finish, see: Planed timber.

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Product Description

Prime Quality Light Steamed European Beech - Sawn to Size

Cut to Size European Beech is ideal if you don’t have the facility to cut timber down in-house. Our Beech is lightly steamed which changes the colour of the timber to a deep reddish-brown which is sought after, particularly, in furniture making.

European Beech is ideal for furniture (tables, chairs, cabinets) including contract furniture for schools, hospitals, government builds etc, toys, tool handles, interior joinery and interior construction. All of the sawn to size European Beech we supply is supplied in Prime Quality CND (Colour No Defect).

Cut to size products are great if you want to shape and work on the timber yourself. The timber is provided in nominal thicknesses and then sawn dawn to the widths you need. This will leave all of the sides and edges rough sawn, ready for you to machine and work with on site.

Sometimes beech can be quite tough but on the whole is fairly easy to work with allowing you to leave it with a smooth finish and takes a glue well. The timber also turns well and can be polished nicely.

Interesting European Beech Fact

Beech is used in the bottom of beer barrels which allows the yeast to rest on the bottom of the barrel. Before the slats are laid down, they are soaked in caustic soda to extract the flavours and aromas from the wood.

The European Beech not only helps with the flavour of the beer it helps to stop yeast autolysis which would make the beer taste off.

Another beer related Beech fact is that sometimes the logs are burnt to dry out malt which is then used in smoked German beers.

At iWood Timber Merchants we have built our reputation on supplying quality timber, ensuring you have the greatest percentage of usable European Beech timber possible.

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Timber Species Information
European Lightly Steamed Beech

Species group:
Temperate hardwoods
Durability:
5 - Not durable (Learn about durability)
Colour description:
Reddish brown
Mean density:
720 Kg/m3
Architect / Design Specify
Prime Quality (CND)
Product Code: IW-4-6-3
Specify: Prime Quality (CND) European Lightly Steamed Beech Cut To Size from iWood Timber
Frequent Questions
Lead time

Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 14-17 working days.

Delivery costs

Delivery cost varies by location. Please click here to open our delivery cost page in a new window.

Delivery day

Our delivery lorries visit different parts of the country on different days, so once your order is ready we will work with you to arrange a delivery day for when one of our lorries is in your area. We will always arrange the delivery day in advance with you.

Delivery times

We deliver weekdays Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Our delivery vehicles will have multiple jobs on them which can affect the delivery time to you, depending on factors such as traffic and how long it takes to offload the previous jobs. The driver will call you in advance with an estimated time of arrival to make sure you'll be there.

Offloading

Aside from delivery locations that are priced on application, your delivery will be provided with means of offloading from the truck. This may be by HIAB (lorry with a crane arm), or by supplied manpower. The method will be determined by the haulage company we use based on your location and available options at the time. Please note, both offload options will drop your order to the side of the lorry, they won't be able to carry it around the back of a property, for example.

For areas that are priced on application, by default, we will quote for delivery on a flat-bed lorry that you'll need to arrange to offload yourself. We can quote for offloading on request, but to these areas it's usually prohibitively expensive, and cheaper for you to hire a forklift, or arrange to have enough people on-site to offload.

The ordering process

After placing your order securely online you receive an email confirming the items you have ordered. When your order has arrived at iWood HQ and is ready for dispatch, we will give you a call to arrange delivery.

Can I order samples?

Yes you can, you can order samples of certain timbers at www.iwood.co.uk/sample-request/. If the species you need isn't there please give us a call or talk to us on our online chat.

The timbers shown are planed all round samples and are not profiled.

Uses and search terms

To help people find the right product when they use the search box at the top of the page, we've listed here some of the most common things people label their items as:
  • frame / frames
  • panel / panels
  • planking / planks
  • rails / railing / rail
We're sorry but Teak is currently not available to buy on our website. Please visit this page: Teak Wood to request a Teak Quote or call iWood on 01889 597281.
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