Chestnut Wood Veneer Information
Chestnut is another wood that has a lot of rustic appeal primarily due to the Asian plant pathogen introduced in the 40's known as Chestnut Blight. I think of New England when I think about Chestnut. We had 20 inch planks in our farm house floors at my grand parents farm in Salisbury, New Hampshire which was built in the late 1700's and they were magnificant. The problem these days is that we can actually find clear panel length Chestnut veneer easier usually than sound wormy to match the old timbers that are reclaimed from century old buildings being torn down. A lot of the wormy chestnut veneer is drilled out to look wormy because the real decomposed wood is to screwed up to do any thing with, plus, it most likely will not be panel lengh, so you can build cut to size panels but struggle to come up with enough veneer to make a couple 4x8's and then you have the color issues. When it comes to sequencing its back to using clear or you can be in for a battle. Waste factors can increase easily when working with wormy Chestnut so warn your customer ahead of time and keep in mind that wormy butternut may be an option if there is more of it available at the time because it just might suit your needs and vice versa.
Wood River Veneer
921 7th Ave West
|December 6, 2022|