Steamed beech is slightly pinker in colour than unsteamed wood, creating a slightly different finish.
Name: Fagus sylvatica
Origin: Germany and France
Uses: Interior joinery, shop fitting and furniture
Capable of taking stains and polishes, beech will also glue readily and turn well.
|Applications||Furniture, turning, carving|
Customer Reviews 4.8 5 4.8/5 Based on 12 reviews Show all reviews
First rate job Reviewed by Mrs H on 14 Aug 2016
Having had difficulty finding someone locally to cut my windowsills, I found this company online and I wasn't disappointed. They produced beautifully prepared window ledges that I couldn't bring myself to paint as the wood is so lovely!!
Good quality timber and very convenient Reviewed by Bad Beagle on 28 Jun 2016
The wood I ordered was exactly what I wanted cut perfectly to size and delivered quickly with good packaging. Highly recommended!
Well pleased model maker Reviewed by GBS on 23 Jun 2016
This was the first occasion that I have used this company and I would make no hesitation in recommending it to fellow discerning woodworkers. I use Beech for making wooden models of vintage, construction and military vehicles. My local supplier has ceased trading so I decided to try Woodshopdirect after searching long and hard on the web. I am well pleased with the quality of the timber, knot free with no splits or warps. Cut to accurate dimensions it was delivered in very speedy fashion and well protected in bubble wrap, perfect for my needs. The quality of the product is reflected in the pricing but it is exactly what I require and will with no doubt be back for more in the future.
Quality Offering Reviewed by Brian on 22 Mar 2016
Timber was delivered promptly and the packaging was excellent. machining was accurate. It seems churlish not to give 5 stars but the price, an essential element of the offering, was far too high.
Cut to size Reviewed by Anonymous on 15 Mar 2016
Wood was supplied promptly and cut accurately to size Just as should be expected
We work on a 5 to 10 working day turnaround from receipt of a confirmed order through to despatch, unless your order is extra wide timber, which we allow up to 15 working days.
Working days are Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. If you place your order after 5.00pm or over the weekend, it will be dealt on the next working day. We endeavour to process orders as quickly as possible. We have to take into account the stock we have on the premises and how many orders we have at the time.
Accessories ordered separately will be despatched within 3 to 5 working days, subject to stock availability.
We work on a 5 to 10 working day turnaround from receipt of a confirmed order through to despatch. If your order is extra wide timber, we work up to 15 working days. Working days are Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. Once it has been despatched you will receive a tracking email from our courier for any orders on Standard Delivery and you will also receive a confirmation of despatch of order email. For Palletised deliveries, our sales team will call you to arrange delivery on completion of your order.
You are more than welcome to collect your order. Place your order online as usual and make a note in the special-order instruction box that you wish to collect. Once your order is ready, one of our sales team will call you to let you know. When you have collected your order, we will refund your shipping charges back via the payment method you used when you placed your order. Please allow up to 10 working days to complete your order. If you change your mind, we will arrange delivery with no refund done.
We are based in Falmouth in Cornwall and we ship orders throughout the UK.
Your order will be placed on a Pallet delivered to the kerbside of your delivery address. We recommend having people to help unload the delivery at your end. It is up to the driver’s discretion if they assist you in taking it to your property. On completion of your order, we will call you to arrange a suitable day for delivery and an AM or PM Drop. Someone must be able to accept the order as our courier will not leave it unattended and you will be charged for redelivery.
Timber materials - Our website calculates the weight and size of your order. If your order is over 3.6m long when wrapped we cannot ship it with our standard courier due to their limits on what their drivers can carry. If the weight is in excess of what the drivers can lift safely, again this will go onto a pallet. Sometimes, it is safer to ship your goods by pallet due to their size or shape or if your order is an extra wide timber.
Sheet materials – Some sheet material orders, due to their dimensions, can be cumbersome and heavy to handle, for the health and safety of the couriers and protection of the goods, we ship these by palletised delivery.
The price on our “View basket” screen is based on the closest zones to us – which are TR and PL postcodes. Our courier breaks the UK up into difference zones. Once you enter your postcode the price you see is based on the zone you are in.
If we have not acknowledged your order, the payment may not have been received by us but Sagepay or Paypal have “held” that amount. It is best to check with us that we have received payment. Do check your Spam emails just in case the acknowledgement has gone in there. You receive acknowledgement once we have printed your order and it is in our system.
We are happy to provide samples of our timbers and sheet materials but cannot provide samples of our accessories. Purchase sample fans are available under the accessories category.
100mm x 100mm is the smallest standard size we offer.
No. We endeavour to turn your order around as quickly as possible. We have to take into account the stock we have on the premises and how many orders we have at the time.
The veneer is 0.6mm thick.
We are unable to ship to outside the UK due to the cost and due to rectifying any problems you may experience with your order.
Due to our workshop being a dusty environment, we are unable to offer a finishing service. We do offer a range of finishes for you to apply at home.
We are happy to apply edging strips. We will quote the labour for doing this separately. Please email over your cutting list and delivery address for a quote.
All our timbers have a description underneath. On the right-hand side of this section it states if it is for Interior or Exterior.
If you order is on a standard delivery, then our courier will leave it as long as you have left a signed note asking them to leave it. If you make any delivery instructions in our notes section, we will pass this onto the courier when we book your delivery with them. Our courier will email you tracking details once your order is booked onto their website – please check you spam box in case it goes in there. They will make a couple of attempts to deliver. If delivery fails up to 3 times, they will return your items to us. We will then have to charge you for a redelivery.
If your order is on a Palletised delivery then our courier will not leave it unattended. On completion of your order, we will call you to arrange a suitable day for delivery and an AM or PM Drop. Someone must be able to accept the order as our courier will not leave it and we will have to charge you for redelivery.
Delivery is usually done by a third party and we cannot guarantee the driver will call you. We can request a call for palletised deliveries, but there is not guarantee a call for standard deliveries.
Yes. If you send us a sketch of what you are looking for, along with your measurements, the timber/ sheet materials you wish to use and your delivery postcode we will price this up for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The prices quoted for delivery are what we are charged by our couriers, as well as safely protecting the materials with the necessary packaging. Our couriers take into account the size and weight of the items and the zone your postcode is in.
Palletised Deliveries are next working day as arranged when we call you.
Standard delivers are usually next working day, but can take up to 48 hours.
Our delivery charges are based on Monday to Friday deliveries. We can arrange a Saturday delivery but there will be an additional charge for this. This is the charge that our courier’s charges us.
Palletised Delivers are AM or PM slots.
When you receive your Tracking email from our courier for standard deliveries, one of the companies may give you an hour timeslot where as the other company will say up to 6pm. We cannot guarantee a call from the driver.
VAT invoices are sent with your order. We do not issue them until your order is complete. If you want a copy emailing, just let us know.
As we cut all orders to size and they are bespoke to you we cannot exchange items. It is important that you check your measurements before placing your order.
If we have not cut your order yet, we will take the new sizes and check if there is any price difference. If we need to refund you, we will, or we will need to take payment if there is a price increase.
All our timbers are cut to size and due to the quantity of timbers and variations we have we do not have standard stock sizes as we buy in by packs of varying widths and lengths. The sheets we stock are 1220mm wide by 2440mm length, apart from the 1.5mm thick Russian Birch Plywood which is 1525mm wide by 1525mm length. We can source larger sheets; however, we will find a price from our suppliers and we will charge you for the full sheet as it a non-stock item. We will send you any offcuts that are left over after we have cut this sheet.
We have no minimum order and the maximum order is based on what we can ship to you.
We can source this for you, but we would have to get a price from our supplier’s as it is not a stock item and the boards are graded by them as they go through their processes. Orders for graded timbers, can take up to 15 working days.
We can provide FSC Grade timbers, however price is on application. Please specify that you require FSC certification with your enquiry and we will source the necessary certification, but we are restricted on which timbers. FSC certification cannot be obtain retrospectively.
UK Postage & Packing Charges
|Delivery Option||Order Weight|
|+38p per kg over 20kg||+48p per kg over 100kg|
|+£1.35 per kg over 20kg||+£1.75 per kg over 100kg|
**Prices exclude VAT**
Orders are sent via TNT Express (or similar courier) (Next Working Day).