Latin name: Fagus sylvatica
Common name(s): European Beech
Characteristics: Very light sapwood with pale pinkish brown heartwood, often made more uniformly brown through the log steaming process. Rays are slightly enlarged and will show up as flake when quarter sliced.
Common cuts: Plain sliced, Rotary cut
Uses: Institutional furniture, chairs, joinery, paneling, architectural millwork, specialty applications.