Castagnostyle endeavours to use Ticino timber as far as possible. As the name implies, our preferred wood species is the chestnut.

The chestnut tree is of great historical importance for the southern Alpine region. It was introduced to the area as early as Roman times and has been cultivated over the centuries for its edible fruits (chestnuts), but also for its valuable wood.

This tree is able to adapt well to the soil and climate conditions of the region, and its presence helps maintain the ecological balance of the area. Indeed, the chestnut tree helps prevent soil erosion, promotes the conservation of biodiversity and contributes to climate change mitigation by absorbing large quantities of carbon dioxide.

In short, it represents a valuable resource, both economically and environmentally.

It is a robust and durable wood, known for its very pronounced grain.

Technical characteristics:

Specific weight
In the fresh state around 1000 kg/m3, after normal curing around 580 kg/m3.
Average hardness compared to other woods. Janka hardness index of 5400 N (Newton), spruce for example measures 4200 N.
It is very resistant to wear, abrasion and damage caused by insects and fungi.
Dimensional stability
It is generally stable and little subject to expansion and contraction due to changes in humidity and temperature.
It is easy to work with hand tools and machines, but can be difficult to glue due to the tannins present in the wood.
It has a warm, natural appearance, with a fine, regular grain and a colouring ranging from light to dark brown.
Structural defects and alterations in wood
This wood is often subject to powdering.

It is important to note that the properties of chestnut wood may differ depending on variety, age and growing conditions.

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