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European Chestnut
Origin of Wood Type:
Europe
Botanical Name:
Castanea sativa
Specific Gravity:
.54
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
3.00 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Tan- Yellow- Light Brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
4" to 15"
Typical Avg. Length:
6' to 14'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
50%

Wood Uses:

Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Wood Carving, Veneer and many other uses
lumber Grades (?):

Flitch

Other Trade Names:

Sweet Chestnut, Spanish Chestnut

Description:

*Member of the Chestnut family
*Good substitute for American Chestnut (grain & color are very similar)
*Tree unaffected by the Chestnut blight of North America
*Usually only available in flitch cut material

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