Horse Chestnut

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