This material can be highly varied in character.
The following images show a variety of samples of Chestnut.
Please scroll down the page to see large images of each.
Typical Longleaf Chestnut Floor
|Chestnut Panel Showing A Typical Longleaf Floor
The general appeal of Chestnut is its high degree of "character", and typically our
Chestnut is rustic in character. Chestnut varies a great deal in color. It can be as
dark as chocolate or as light as latte. Worm holes are present in varying degrees,
as are knots and nail holes. We allow drying checks on occasion, and we often
"mend" boards. Mended boards may contain "butterflies", plugs or "Dutchmen".
Another Sample Showing Possible Color Range
|Another Chestnut Panel Showing Range of Color
Chestnut ~ From Salvaged Boards
|Chestnut From Salvaged Boards
Usually reclaimed from barns and houses, boards tend to be dark and wormy.
On occasion, boards can be very wide (over 20"). Usual widths range from 4" to 10".
If a dramatic "rustic" look is desired, this is probably your option.
Chestnut ~ Resawn From Beams
|Chestnut Resawn From Beams
Milled from beams salvaged from mills, warehouses and barns, this material
is generally brighter in tone than its salvaged board sibling. Because we saw
from large sticks, we can provide our customers with dimensional lumber
if needed. For customers who are looking for non-wormy chestnut, resawn
material is the way to go. Usual widths range from 4" to 10".
***** CONCERNING CLEAR CHESTNUT ****
On occasion we come across Chestnut which is pretty clear,
but typically our material is rustic in character.
If you have atypical chestnut needs, call us to discuss them.
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