The chestnut is characterized by the premature growing of the heartwood, that is why it has a thin sapwood that is clearly distinguished. It looks similar to oak, but without the typical ray flecks. Among its pros there are the hardness and moisture resistance.
Specific weight: dried 580 kg / m³
Static bending strength: 1050 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 520 kg / cm²
Grain: straight and sometimes spiral
Texture: from medium to coarse
Treatability: sapwood is moderately treatable, heartwood is untreatable.
Drying: slow with a risk of collapse and cracks.
Nailing and screwing: pre-drilling recommended.
Finishing: not so easy.
Structural wood, beams for water contact, interior and exterior rustically furniture, coatings, doors, windows, parquet, decorative veneers.
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