European Beech is harvested across Europe and is most widely known and appreciated for its cooperative steam bending characteristics.  The color is a pale straw/light yellow, sometimes with a pink or brown hue.  Grain is straight with a fine to medium uniform texture and moderate natural luster.  European Beech is most commonly used  for veneer, flooring, doors, furniture, cabinets, crates and boxes, and turned objects.  Overall easy to work, glues, nails, screws well, with excellent finishing results.


  • 4/4, 6/4, 8/4
  • Superior Color – Predominantly defect-free
  • Superior CND (Color No Defect) – Predominantly defect-free
  • Cabinet Color CND – Knots are allowed


European Beech –  Superior Color
Predominantly Defect-Free
Selected for uniformed color

European Beech – CND (Color No Defect) 
Predominantly Defect-Free
Selected for color, however color variances are allowed


 European Beech – Cabinet Color CND (Color No Defect
Through and through, knots are allowed
Not selected for color


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Dear Customers, During this unprecedented time, OHC wishes good health and safe keeping to all. We are proud to see Americans coming together with a common goal to combat this virus and thwart its adverse effects on our economy. During past times of war and economic upheaval, Americans…

OHC Statement Regarding COVID-19

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