Fantastic old giants of last centuries forest, the chestnut tree was a dominant Appalachian hardwood prior to the fungus killing blight of the early 1900’s. While not extinct, the tree no longer grows to full maturity and reclaimed material is fastly becoming harder to obtain. Beautiful soft grain patterns are variable yet slightly reminiscent to oak. Expect many small holes to pepper this wood as past evidence of the chestnut timber borer. A rich golden tan to dark brown wood, count on characteristic dark nail bleeds and pinholes to contrast and distinguish this floor from all others. A highly prized and stable wide plank floor with casual appeal.