Veneer Species Guide

Columbia Forest Products is proud to offer an exciting variety of hardwood and decorative softwood species of faces to meet the demand for architectural individuality in interior design applications.

Chestnut, European

  • Latin name: Castanea sativa
  • Common name(s): Sweet Chestnut, Spanish Chestnut
  • Sources: Mainly southwestern regions of Europe
CHARACTERISTICS Dark tan to brown heart wood with cream sap wood. Generally straight grain with some figure possible, including interlocked grain.
COMMON CUTS Plain sliced, Quarter sliced
USES Fine furniture, kitchen cabinetry, architectural millwork and molding, coffins.
AVAILABILITY Varies
PRICE $$$