Decorative Products Guide

Chestnut Hardwood by Latham Timber

Sweet Chestnut

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Botanical Name: Castenea sativa

Strongly resembles plain sawn oak, having a yellowish brown sapwood and darker brown heartwood, but no obvious medullary rays.  It is straight grained and fairly coarse in texture.  It is easy to work and gives an excellent finish.

Product information


Imperial Measure.
Air or Kiln dried, available in thicknesses of 25mm-100mm, with boards and planks sawn though and through/one square edge, in lengths of 8' and longer and widths of 150mm and wider.

Applications & Uses

Cabinet work, furniture manufacture, both internal and external joinery, flooring and boat building.

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