Personally, I wouldn't try to match beech and maple - the graining is pretty different.
I wouldn't stain the wood. This is one of those that natural or seal it and tinted coats work OK. I rarely work with it other than as firewood.FYI. My finisher does not like staining beech. It gets blotchy and difficult to achieve a nice even color tone. His words.
Thanks all for the input. As I mentioned prior I'm still kind of new to working with species other than red oak or maple. I haven't really gotten into many high-end type of carpentry jobs. Most of my customers are too cheap and want things painted or just don't like wood.I would wait for the maple. Beech isn't that much cheaper than maple, at least out here. Maple isn't that much fun to stain either.
Post a pic of the flooring you're trying to match.Anyway, if I had to substitute (I'm going to push for the Maple if that's the look they want) is there another species that is "relatively" close?
What I meant is not that the Germans made the first collections of paper bound together or rolled in scrolls or whatever. The word "buch" is German, so the first time anyone called something written on a "buch" it was a German.Nice blog Bass.
For your information, all books are filled with paper. Paper was Invented by the Egyptians, not the Germans. It goes back long before the Middle Ages.
Lets just say that while the Egyptians were writing on paper (hieroglyphs), the Germans were still kicking the beech slats out of their cribs. LOL...
I was just trying to give you some more information for your blog. You seem interested in history.basswood said:What I meant is not that the Germans made the first collections of paper bound together or rolled in scrolls or whatever. The word "buch" is German, so the first time anyone called something written on a "buch" it was a German.