Continuing our work with “Different Wood Species,” our new addition is German, or European, Beech.
This beautiful white wood is native to Western Europe, hence its name. However, it also grows in Western Asia as well. It is usually a pale cream or light brown, though when it is steamed (to relieve drying stress) it turns into a pinkish-red color. It has a fine, short grain that makes it easy to work with. Nails, varnish, dyes, and glue work very well with this wood. Its finish is always smooth. Used to mimic other expensive looking woods, as its light color allows for many different finishes. European Beech has a intermediate hardness, making it applicable for everyday use.
Here are some photos of KC Cabinetry’s work with Beech cabinets. Come in today if you would like to add this beautiful wood to your home!
Cassandra Cordova, Kc Cabinetry Intern