Appalachian Blue Ridge Heritage Hardwoods

Wormy Chestnut Oak

Wormy Chestnut Oak is indeed a rare, exceptional find in the interior wood market.  The key to its uniqueness is the occasional wormhole that results in the handsome, natural mineral streak caused by the trees dense bark that contains an exceptional amount of natural tannic acid.  Some boards will have only one predominant worm mark while other boards may have several, more subdued markings.  Each and every board is quite different from the next and more importantly, marked by a natural occurrence.

Color - Light warm brown tones, dark brown mineral streaks with occasional cream-colored sapwood.

Grain - Close grained with occasional tight knots, swirls and burls.

Hardness - Heavy, hard and durable.  Approximately 7% harder than Red Oak.

Tree Facts - A mountain tree of the Appalachians, Chestnut Oak thrives in dry, rocky soil, often on hillsides and ravines.  A cousin of the White Oak, Chestnut Oak is named such for its Chestnut like leaf.  Known for its high tannic acid tree bark, the Chestnut Oak earned the nickname of “The Tan Bark Tree”.

Wood Grades

Wormy Chestnut Oak - Graded to omit most defects, excluding the worm markings, the warm brown tones provide the pallet for the naturally occurring mineral streaks that result from rain, combined with the natural high tannic acid found on the Chestnut Oak bark. Over time, this natural process marks each board uniquely creating an exceptionally rare floor.

Wormy Chestnut Oak is available in one grade only.