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Southern Chestnut

Southern Chestnut

Janka Hardness 2670 (what's this? )
Chestnut (Southern) is 212% as hard as Red Oak (2670 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Chestnut (Southern)
  • Botanical Name
    Sweetia, panamensis
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Southern Chestnut, Chichi pâté, Cencero
  • Origin
    North America, Central America
  • Description
    Chestnut (Southern) is a very hard word, with an exceptionally fine texture and is known for its attractive gold tannish brown shading.
  • Stability
    Chestnut (Southern) demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Chestnut (Southern) quickly changes in color from a golden tan color when freshly milled to a medium chestnut brown color. At the same time the color range present when freshly milled mutes down in a more uniform medium chestnut brown color range.
  • Color Range
    Chestnut (Southern) has a color range that can vary from golden tan brown to medium tan and chestnut brown shades.

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