Hornbeam is a hard, durable wood with a high density. It is also called a white beech because of its specific white and grey color. Sapwood is almost no different from the tree core. It does not have a particularly bright texture; in most cases, it has a structure with large white points on the surface. If a rake lies in the sunlight for a long time, it becomes yellow.

After drying, the wood becomes harder. Mechanical processing is very difficult to handle because the fibers of this tree have a wavy structure. However, hornbeam is very easy to polish. Wood is considered to be resistant, so it can be used to produce parts for weaving. Sports equipment is also made from hornbeam, such as hockey sticks. This type of wood is also used to make parts of musical instruments.