English Sweet Chestnut

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English sweet chestnut has a very similar appearance to oak when freshly sawn, due to the similar tannin content in these species. English sweet chestnut has a light to medium brown heartwood (inner portion of the trunk) and a well-defined sapwood (outer
Name Specification Method
Common name Sweet Chestnut -
Scientific Name Castanea sativa -
Average Dried Weight 590kg/m³ -
Shrinkage 6.9% (Tangential) -
Moisture Content 18 - 22% -
Hardness Medium -
Environment for Use Interior and Exterior -