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