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Steamed Beech Edge Glued Panels & Worktops

Beech Triply 3-layer panel
  • 18mm to 60mm thick - others by arrangement (composites up to 100mm)
  • Maximum size 5300x1210mm
  • Typical pallet size = 10 sheets per item
  • Supplied raw or coated with various coatings such as clear lacquer or oil
  • B3 bonded for high moisture conditions

Overview

Found all all over Europe, steamed beech is produced by subjecting logs of European Beech to a steaming treatment specifically designed to standardise the colour of the wood and make it more uniform.

Steamed beech is typically straight, and has a fine and even texture. Any type of surface finish can be applied to Beech, and it takes stains and lacquers very well. Beech lumber varies in density and hardness according to the locality of growth, ranging from 670kg/m³ to 720kg/m³.

Dried beech is stronger than oak in bending strength, stiffness and shear by some 20 per cent, and considerably stronger in resistance to impact loads.

On the whole, steamed beech works fairly readily, and is capable of a good smooth surface. This factor varies somewhat to growth characteristics and dried condition. The wood turns well and takes glue readily.

In detail

Winwood Products is a supplier of Steamed Beech panels & worktops offering the following configurations/options:

Steamed Beech - 'Triply' three-layer panels & worktops

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Three-layer beech 'triply' panels & worktops
  • Special order in pallet quantities
  • 20mm & 26mm thick
  • Standard panel sizes from 810x1250mm up to max. 2500x1250mm
  • B3 water resistant bonding
  • Calibrated to 80 grit as standard
  • Faces protected with shrinkwrapping
  • Can be supplied raw or coated with various coatings such as clear lacquer or oil

Specially ordered in minimum quantity of full pallets per item, Beech Triply three-layer panels are constructed from 5mm full-length faces bonded either side of a cross-banded 10mm or 16mm finger jointed core. The strips are random width of 60-140mm wide, with each panel made from a single width of strip.

Can be supplied cut or machined to pattern, and prefinished with lacquer, oil, wax or special finishes

Steamed Beech - Full length stave panels & worktops

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Full length steamed beech panels & worktops
  • Special order in pallet quantities
  • 19mm to 45mm thick
  • Available 800-2500x1210mm & 900-2100x650mm
  • B3 water resistant bonding
  • Calibrated to 80 grit as standard
  • Faces protected with shrinkwrapping
  • Can be supplied raw or coated with various coatings such as clear lacquer or oil

Specially ordered in minimum quantity of full pallets per item, full length Beech panels are constructed from full thickness, full length strips. The strips are random width of 40-90mm wide, with each panel made from a single width of strip.

Can be supplied cut or machined to pattern, and prefinished with lacquer, oil, wax or special finishes

Beech - Finger jointed panels & worktops

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Fingerjointed steamed beech panels & worktops
  • Special order in pallet quantities
  • 18mm to 60mm thick
  • Any size up to max. 5300x1210mm
  • B3 water resistant bonding
  • Calibrated to 80 grit as standard
  • Faces protected with shrinkwrapping
  • Can be supplied raw or coated with various coatings such as clear lacquer or oil

Specially ordered in minimum quantity of full pallets per item, finger jointed Beech panels are constructed from full thickness, finger jointed strips 28-45mm wide (usually 40mm) x 250mm-600mm long.

This product is also available constructed from 20mm wide staves in 20mm, 25mm, 30mm & 40mm thickness.

Can be supplied cut or machined to pattern, and prefinished with lacquer, oil, wax or special finishes

Information

Technical details (general)

  • Special sizes:
    • In principle, any size can be produced up to the maximum stated above
  • Tolerances:
    • Length/width: up to 1m @ ±1mm, up to 2m @ ±2mm , 2m & above @ ±3mm
    • Thickness: +0.2mm, -0.5mm
    • (Others by arrangement)
  • Face grades:
    • A/B, others by arrangement
  • Bonding Quality:
    • B3 - High moisture applications
  • Other features:
    • Other woods can be incorporated into the construction of the panel to achieve a decorative or contrasting effect