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American Chestnut was highly valued – with its beautiful warm hardwood tones and easy to saw. It was also a cherished tree in American popular culture, with the celebrated festivals and “…Chestnuts roasting by an open fire…Jack Frost nipping at your nose…”. But the tree was eradicated by blight in the early 20th century, and today, dismantled old barn structures are its sole source, making it among the rarest of reclaimed woods.
Lengths3 - 14'
Color and Surface
Chestnut is light and soft and light grey-brown in color, with tiny dark lines that looked scraped into the wood. Depending on the extent of the blight in the wood, small tiny holes are bored into the face, and along with infrequent nail holes, are part of its allure. It also looks very much like Oak. Overall, the wood grain has an especially warm character.