Heartwood is light to medium brown, darkening to a reddish brown with age.

Grain is straight to spiral or interlocked with a coarse, uneven texture.

Overall easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Chestnut splits easily, so
care must be taken in nailing and screwing the wood.

Due to its coarse texture, turning is mediocre.

Glues, stains and finishes well.

Commonly used for furniture, veneer and carvings