Wednesday, March 13, 2013

American Chestnut (Catanea Dentata)

Status: Secure and available.

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Found in Eastern US, these members of the Fagaceae family (Castanea) can grow to 100-120 feet in height and 5-7 feet in diameter. .

Color light to medium brown.

Course texture, machines well and turns well but tends to split easily.  Specific Gravity: .40-.48. Avg. Dry Weight:  30 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Fine Furniture, Flooring and turnings.

American Chestnut salavaged from Timber Crib dam (submerged for approx. 200 years)

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