||Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
||Also known as buckeye in the United States.
||Found in Europe, India, China, Japan, and N. America.
||Very fine texture, often with a spiral grain, white color with occasional light gray streaks.
||Light weight, low ratings for decay resistance, stiffness, and bending strength. Steam-bends well.
||Works easily with hand and machine tools but sharp edges essential. Satisfactory screwing, nailing, gluing, and finishing properties.
||Used for utensils, boxes, basket, food storage containers, handles (including brushes and tennis rackets), turnery, interior trim, and decorative veneers.
||Sometimes used as a substitute for holly.