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American Chestnut

Wood common name: American Chestnut

Wood Genus: Castenea Dentata

Age: 50 + years at harvest from structures 50 – 200 + years of age

Brief historical information: Nearly extinct

Heartwood content: 90-100%

Grain pattern: linear to arching (vertical to flat)

Knot content: few to 3”

Growth rings: 4 to 12 or more

Color: blond to rich deep brown

Nail holes: few to frequent

Widths available: 2 ½” to 15” +

Other characteristics: Generally wormy

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Eastern White Pine

Wood common name: Eastern White Pine

Wood Genus: Pinus Strobus

Age: 50 + years at harvest from structures 50 – 200 + years of age

Brief historical information:

Heartwood content: 90 – 100%

Grain pattern: Linear to arching (quarter to flat)

Knot content: Few to frequent, up to 3” in diameter

Growth rings: 4 to 12 or more

Color: Cream to medium brown

Nail holes: Few to frequent