Inventory - Species:
Chestnut
Castanea dentata
Available in:
6/4
(1 ½")
(select desired thickness)

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Origin: Originally, American Chestnut originated from the Eastern United States, commonly found from Maine south to Georgia. However, in the early 1900s nearly all of the Chestnut trees were killed from the Chestnut Blight, a lethal fungal infection. Today, American Chestnut can be found in the Northwest United States where some of these trees were once transplanted and scientists are now working to generate a disease resistant variety of the species.

Color: The heartwood of American Chestnut is a light to medium brown, with a narrow but contrasting sapwood.

Janka Hardness: 540 (soft). Hardness similar to Tulip / Poplar

Decay and Weather Resistance: American Chestnut is considered to be very durable and decay resistant.

Workability: This species is known to be easy to work with and glues, stains, and finishes well. However, is can split easily so be careful when using nails or screws.

Uses: American Chestnut is often used for flooring and furniture making.

Chestnut

We are one of the biggest and oldest suppliers of large natural live edge wood slabs in the country.

We have over 10,000 kiln dried live edge slabs in stock with nearly 50 species to choose from. In our inventory we have slabs up to 75" wide, up to 20' long, and up to 8" thick.

 

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