Botanical name: Castanea vesca

General description:

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

Mechanical properties:
Static bending strength: 1050 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 520 kg / cm²

Histological Structure:
Grain: straight and sometimes spiral
Texture: from medium to coarse

Treatability: sapwood is moderately treatable, heartwood is untreatable.

Sawing: easy.
Drying: slow with a risk of collapse and cracks.
Planing: easy.
Gluing: easy.
Nailing and screwing: pre-drilling recommended.
Finishing: not so easy.

Main uses:
Structural wood, beams for water contact, interior and exterior rustically furniture, coatings, doors, windows, parquet, decorative veneers.


Available Dimensions

Thickness Square edged, unedged Lengths Quality
32-40-52-65 unedged 2100+ AB