It is native to Southern Europe and Central regions of Europe, the Balkans including Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Greece, Turkey in the Caucasus, Italy in the Alpine region and the southern slopes of the Alps, Spain and North Africa.
In our country: It grows on the shores of the Black Sea, around Istanbul, in the Aegean region, east of Antalya. Timber is very similar to oak. The belly is woody. The outer wood is narrow, the inner wood is wide. The circle is porous. Spring texture is porous where the trunk can be seen. It is invisible with its pores in the autumn texture. The core rays are invisible, which is the most important feature that distinguishes it from oak.
The outer wood is dirty yellow, sometimes white or gray. The inner wood is yellow brown. It is made of hard, tight, flexible. Brittle. It is easy to bend since it has long threads. It just works. It is easy to handle. It is resistant to the destructive effect of air. It paints very well. It is well varnished. It has exceptional endurance under water. Nails or glue bond well. The air dried specific gravity is 0.56 gr/cm2.
Chestnut Timber Usage Areas?
It is used outside the buildings, in joinery, bridge and pier legs. It is used as solid and veneer in furniture production. It is a sought-after wood, especially in bending furniture. Sold as solid and veneered. It should be cut in accordance with solid hardwood standards. It is mostly sold as planks.