Cutting Boards #1: Life's a Beech?

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Blog entry by Bob A in NJ posted 10-03-2012 03:13 PM 1358 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi guys,

Have a question on experince wth using beech for cutting boards.

I have a chance to by some beech for a great price for some more cutting boards.

Wondering if anyone knows if this is a good wood to use?



-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 10-03-2012 03:19 PM

We use beech for a cheap line of gun stocks. It is very hard, shows a slight brown line in the grain, looks kind of like ash but the grain is tighter. Sands well, machines well. A bit prone sometimes to chip out at the ends if machined incorrectly. Takes stain well. Should do well for you. Does show some shale in the wood at times.


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#2 posted 10-03-2012 04:21 PM

beech is commonly used for kitchen utensils, Anheuser-Busch uses beech for their barrels for brewing Budweiser

it is definitely food safe

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#3 posted 10-03-2012 10:52 PM

Yes a great use. I’ve got about 1000 bd ft for sale of beech some of it is 20” wide and 1 1/4” thick.

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