I have always liked Beech wood even before i got into woodworking.
Yet it does not seem that popular.
Well came across this article by some Arkansas old school plane makers and it explains Beeches great properties and why they use it to make their planes.
Thought the guys here that make the odd wooden plane might get some value from the explanation. Its quiet well written and easy to understand.
Hope you enjoy it and give Beech a break.