CHESTNUT - Castanea spp

chestnut

NAME: Chestnut
BOTANICAL NAME: Castanea spp.
ALSO KNOWN AS: American Chestnut, Sweet Chestnut, White Chestnut, Wormy Chestnut
RANGE: Eastern US, Europe and Asia
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: Moderately light in weight, moderately hard, moderately low in strength, moderately low in resistance to shock, and low in stiffness.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Chestnut is easy to work with and is easily glued. Because it splits readily, care is required in nailing. It is as resistant to decay as the cedars, cypress and redwood
AVAILABILITY: Hard to find, mostly reclaimed stock available.
USES: Lumber, furniture.
COST: Valuable