Beech: wood of excellence for interior design

24/05/2019

In interior architecture, beech wood is a material that is highly appreciated by many professionals. Less expensive than some species (such as mango or walnut), it is used to cover walls and floors but also to furnish a house.

A light and warm colour

Beech is a wood from the Fagaceae family, with smooth bark and white wood. Its essence is therefore quite clear but offers different nuances depending on what you are looking for. Darker than oak, it combines beige and ochre tones, and may even be dark enough for some species. It can therefore be used in a Scandinavian living room or in a living room with an industrial style. It is this particularity that gives it a major advantage: to be harmonious with very different decorative styles.

The beech trees of Eastern France, raw materials of Brugère, give the least nervous woods. Its bending properties are good and it has an excellent degree of impact and compression resistance.


Multiple applications

Beech wood is more suited for indoor use. In addition, beech, which is not very fissile, is well suited for high temperature treatment.

At Brugère, beech wood is used in plywood panels and veneer sheets of all sizes.

The applications of beech veneer are diverse and varied, starting with the furniture industry, which is a major consumer.

The seat sector, for example, uses it bent, unrolled for veneer and plywood to produce carcasses or armrests. Many parts are turned for stairs, balustrades, various bases and tool handles.

Beech is also the species favoured by catering trades because of its bactericidal properties: butcher's stalls and logs (made of standing wood), worktops and other furniture or kitchen sideboards. It is also frequently found in kitchen and bathroom elements, as it offers infinite design possibilities due to its homogeneity and finishing qualities.

Veneer sheets can also enhance a dull wall for a natural and elegant effect.

Plywood can be used to create decorative elements. It is also possible to integrate it into furniture.

Brugère mainly uses beech wood for its plywood because of its strength, hardness and easy impregnation. The concern for supply in terms of sustainable management of the Brugère forests contributes to the preservation of this species in our national forests.


Beech has always been a constituent element of the French landscape. The technological characteristics of its wood and its unique environmental assets make it a sustainable raw material, adapted to the needs of our society.