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Hughes34

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08-24-2013 08:34 PM

Is wormy chestnut worth anything? We bought a house and it full of it and we would like to sale it all.


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jdmaher

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#1 posted 08-24-2013 10:33 PM

Chestnut MAY be valuable.

What do you mean “house … full of it”? You found lumber stacked up in the dining room?

Pictures?

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#2 posted 08-24-2013 11:22 PM

It goes for $5.00 – $10.00 per board foot depending on location and quality.

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 03:39 AM

If you do woodworking, why would you want to get rid of such a beautiful wood….? Chestnut is not cheap, and would make beautiful furniture pieces…......If you don’t woodwork, then yes, it goes for a pretty decent price…....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 07:34 AM

The american chestnut is just about extinct. SO, that said, it’s hard to come by, and due to the blite that wiped them out, Tenessee has special lumber handling laws…

That said, you may want to call it pecky instead of wormy, more people will recognize what you are talking about. And a picture would be advised when asking how much things are worth.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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GenerationWW

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 12:24 PM

Any American Chestnut goes for a pretty penny. Is it down on the floor? IF so I would refinish it, depending on the thickness for sanding and decorate your space around it. I know of a lot of people who would love to have that in their homes.

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Hughes34

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#6 posted 08-25-2013 12:38 PM

The house was built out of it.

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coachmancuso

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#7 posted 08-25-2013 01:36 PM

So how are you going to sell it remove boards from the house for remodeling purposes. Where are you located?

-- Coach Mancuso

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Hughes34

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#8 posted 08-25-2013 03:56 PM

We are going to take the house down and rebuild. I’m in NC.

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WDHLT15

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#9 posted 08-26-2013 02:06 AM

It is valuable, for sure.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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