Beech - Red Heart & Superior Grades - 4/4, 6/4 & 8/4
Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue. Veneer tends to be slightly darker colored. Grain is straight, with a fine to medium uniform texture. Moderate natural luster. Overall good workability; it machines well, and glues, finishes, and turns well. Beech also responds superbly to steam-bending. It does, however, have a large amount of movement in service, so movement and wood stability must be taken into account. The Red Heart grade allows for mineral streaking which adds a lot of character to the wood.