Veneer Species Guide

Columbia Forest Products is proud to offer an exciting variety of hardwood and decorative softwood species of faces to meet the demand for architectural individuality in interior design applications.

Beech, American

  • Latin name: Fagus grandifolia
  • Common name(s): Beech
  • Sources: USA and Canada
CHARACTERISTICS Very light sapwood with light pink to reddish brown heartwood, sometimes with a silvery sheen. More coarse than European Beech. Rays are slightly enlarged and will show up as flake when quarter sliced.
COMMON CUTS Plain sliced, Rotary cut
USES Kitchen Cabinetry, fine furniture, furniture frames, molding, paneling, chairs, flooring.