Beech plywood often has a light cream color, occasionally with pink or brown undertones. Due to the necessity of steaming wood before cutting it into veneer, which gives the wood a more golden hue, veneer has a tendency to be slightly deeper in color. Quartersawn surfaces have a silvery fleck pattern, while flatsawn surfaces are frequently extremely plain. Beech plywood has a uniform grain structure, closed pores, and a fine to medium texture. Additionally, Beech plywood can have a slight sheen or luster of natural origin.
Many various applications that call for exceptional strength and hardness employ beech plywood. It is utilized in the creation of durable beech multiplex worktops, workbenches, and school furniture, as well as for a variety of industrial and engineering purposes. It is frequently employed in the construction of shopfitting and decorative furnishings. It is frequently utilized in places where cheaper, commercial plywood types like birch are unsuitable because of its superior technical performance or for decorative purposes.
The panel is frequently used in highly decorative furniture, especially when the plywood edges are left exposed or even highlighted to show off the solid core beech’s homogeneous color and texture throughout the panel with no obvious flaws.
Beech plywood can be combined with other species and utilized entirely or in part as the core, with the most common species being poplar, birch, and silver fir. Incorporating these specific woods into the panel core results in a lighter product, or one with a birch plywood core but a beech facing.
This type of plywood can be sold as “beech twinply” (just the face veneers are beech) or “beech combi plywood” (every other veneer is beech) in the case of silver fir and poplar plywood.
Higher value woods like ash, maple, oak, etc. can be blended with lower value woods in the core, for example, to create a high quality contrasting edge effect with clean & precise profiles. To obtain a specific desired edge appearance, other woods, including veneers that have been carefully coloured, might be added to the core.
Beech is often easy to work with and, in many ways, is similar to hard maple. It turns smoothly, glues, finishes, and machines nicely. Additionally, Beech plywood responds to steam-bending very well. However, because to its significant shrinkage figures and significant amount of movement when in use, Beech plywood projects must take wood stability and movement into consideration.
Beech Plywood Features
Excellent Appearance: Beech has a straight grain and a beautiful, homogeneous texture that, when finished, looks stunning.
Workability: It grips the nail and screws extremely effectively thanks to its medium density and hardness. Its grain provides a superb finish and maintains the polish and paint effectively. Additionally, it has exceptional steam bending and is simple to form.
Hard and Tough: Beech wood is an extremely tough wood that is great for flooring and furniture. It has a high load capacity. It is not easily scratched or dented.
Hardwood that is stable: Beech wood is stable enough to be used inside. In the presence of moisture, it may become problematic.
Beech is the least priced timber that is currently accessible.
Sustainable: European and American Beech are not included in the CITES Appendices and are sustainable.
- Possibly the most common wood used for general-purpose furniture. Because it doesn’t affect the flavor or smell of food, it is also perfect for food containers, baskets, utensils, and bread/butcher boards. Chairs, handles, flooring, turned items, cooperage, musical instruments, clothes pins, workbench tops, tool handles, oddities, core stock, and decorative veneers are further uses for this material.
- Furniture Boat Roofing Packaging Container Base Interior Billboards Construction Industry
- When creating hobbies
- When creating music columns
- In artificial model molds
- It is employed in industries like automotive.
Due to the superior technical qualities of its wood, the beech, which is the most significant broadleaf tree species in central Europe, will become a multipurpose tree for modern society. Our forest stands are becoming more secure and fruitful thanks to their ecological benefits.