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Origin of Wood Type:
USA & Canada
Botanical Name:
Castanea dentata
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
2.5 lb/ft
Color Range:
Blonde- Gold- Brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Reclaimed Material- please call for availability 1-888-814-0007
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 8 1/2", rarely found 9" to 15"
Typical Avg. Length:
4' to 12' feet, rarely found up to 16'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Posts, Rafters, Beams, Flooring, Furniture, Picture Frame Moldings, Restoration
lumber Grades (?):

Wormy, Unselected, Timbers / Beams

Other Trade Names:

Wormy Chestnut


American chestnut comprised over 60% of the eastern hardwood forests when the first settlers arrived in North America. Due to its wonderful stable disposition, chestnut was used for every utility purpose by the colonials. At the turn of the 20th century American chestnut came under distress from the chestnut blight and by 1920 almost all of the chestnut trees were dead. Today the American Chestnut Society is doing wonderful work restoring the species by breeding blight resistant trees.

*Most Chestnut lumber is reclaimed material - Cut from old timber beams.  These beams are de-nailed and re-sawn into boards for sale.
*This rustic look is very prized and widely used in old homes.
*Usually the more defects the better and is prized when full of worm holes
*Has a coarse texture with a beautiful golden-brown color
*Very stable, light weight wood

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