Chestnut (Reclaimed)

Reclaimed lumber is the only supply source for old growth American chestnut

In the years prior to the early 1900’s, Chestnut was utilized for a variety of exterior application due to it’s natural resistance to rot and decay. The Chestnut tree was prized for its strong, straight grained wood that was easy to mill. This abundant hardwood tree that grew up to 200 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 14 feet was virtually destroyed in the Appalachians by an Asian bark fungus imported by chestnut lumber or trees from Japan and China. Within 40 years, approximately 40 billion American chestnut trees almost disappeared. Reclaimed lumber is the only supply source available for old growth American chestnut.

  • Natural resistance to rot and decay

  • Strong, straight grained wood that is easily milled

  • Perfect for flooring, paneling, ceiling decking, casework, doors and custom trim

 

Unique character with rich, aged light brown wood tones and distinguished, monolithic grain pattern

Our Reclaimed Chestnut is sourced from East Coast and Midwest vintage structures that produce a distinctive character with rich, aged light brown color. Each piece is milled from a combination of barn boards, beams, and joists, and hand selected to produce wide plank boards with a delicate balance of sound cracks, checking, wormholes, and knots. This material has aged over time to produce a unique blend of light brown wood tones with distinguished, monolithic grain pattern that can often be mistaken for oak. Our chestnut is often milled for a variety of applications such as flooring, paneling, casework, doors, and custom trim.