Castanea sativa mill
|BOTANICAL NAMES||Castanea sativa mill.|
|ORIGINS FAMILY||It belongs to the family of Fagaceae (angiosperm).|
|GROWTH AREA||Its original area is Asia, but the chestnut grows all over the Mediterranean Europe and in general in temperate areas.|
|SPECIFIC WEIGHT||Green 900 kg/m³ – Dried 600 kg/m³.|
|TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES|| Sapwood, which is narrow and has a white yellowish colour, is clearly distinguished from heartwood, that is light brown but tends to darken over time.
The Chestnut has a coarse texture, with straight grain.
The heartwood is durable and it has a great resistance to the insect and fungi attacks.
|DRYING METHOD||It should be carefully and slowly dried to avoid splitting.|
|MAIN USES AND WORKING|| When it is seasoned, it works well with all the tools.
The Chestnut is used for staves production, for the extraction of tannin.
In general for shipbuilding, for interior and exterior furnishings, flooring and furniture.
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R.E.A.Registration n n. 347792
Business Register BO n. 61694
Fiscal code and VAT registration n. 04163110374
Mechanised processing code 029562.