New timber available – EUROPEAN BEECH!July 9, 2019
There has been plenty of talk about the supply of Victorian Ash being reduced now and over the coming years. Not good news for many in the construction industry!
Vic Ash is regularly requested by our clients for staircases, handrail and benchtops due to the uniform grain and durability.
Recently we were approached by our timber wholesaler with a new product which will be a great alternative to Victorian Ash – European Beech!
Euro Beech is sourced from sustainably managed forest with their government supporting the forest and the sawmillers by removing pine plantations to grow Euro Beech, only harvesting 66% of the re grown trees.
Moisture content is between 7% – 9% with a density of 720kg/cbm.
The beauty of this timber is that the grain is uniform with an even colour.
Want some technical information? Read below:
Wood Properties of Beech against Vic Ash
|Density||710 kg/m3||650 kg/m3|
|Basic Density (12%)||71||66|
|Janka Hardness||6460 n||4900 n|
|Modulas / Rapture||110.1 Mpa||110 Mpa|
|Modulas / Elasticity||14.31 Gpa||15.5 Gpa|
|Crushing Strength||57.0 Mpa||61.6 Mpa|
|Durability (above ground)||Only for weather protected applications unless treated|
Give this product a try and see what you think!