Australian Wormy Chestnut is the best choice in durability, strength, beauty, and overall artistry and performance for interior spaces. We like to say it stands above all the other trees in the forest.

APPLICATIONS

Australian Wormy Chestnut is ideal for many residential and commercial hardwood applications—from flooring, furniture, molding and millworks, to stairs, paneling, cabinets and countertops.

COLOR

The natural color of the wood ranges from light to medium brown with highlights of cinnamon in some of the gum veins. This variance in color is unique to Australian Wormy Chestnut, and one of its most celebrated attributes. If you prefer a more consistent color board to board, this versatile wood easily accepts stains and finishes, allowing you to select a more uniform look.

GRAIN

The tight grain of the wood is a precise mixture of color and natural characteristics. Each board has been hand selected to ensure a mixture of 85% character to 15% clear. Some boards also display tight knots, further evidencing the marks of the wood’s original habitat.

TEXTURE

The texture consists of natural characteristics including wormholes, fire streaking, and gum veins. There is a high concentration of these features as every board is hand selected to ensure a consistent mixture of 85% character.

FINISHES

Australian Wormy Chestnut is available prefinished with seven coats of aluminum oxide, or unfinished. It readily accepts most penetrating stains and the following types of finishes:

Solvent-based finish
Provides a smooth surface with excellent wear resistance and low maintenance. The finishes are available in gloss, semi gloss, satin and matte. This finish will provide a barrier that sits on top of the wood.

Water-based finish
Provides a smooth surface with great wear resistance and low maintenance. These finishes are also available in gloss, semi gloss, satin and matte. This finish will provide a barrier that sits on top of the wood.

Oil-based finish
This is a penetrating finish, providing a satin look with a good wear layer. It is high maintenance and occasional reapplication is needed. The product will penetrate into the wood.

HARDNESS

The Janka Scale is the best measure of a wood’s ability to withstand denting and wear. In combination with its other exotic attributes, Australian Wormy Chestnut outranks all other competitive wood species.

AUSTRALIAN WORMY CHESTNUT 1810  

Domestic Comparison

Exotic Comparison

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Red Oak 1290    
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