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370 days ago

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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#1 posted 370 days ago

Chestnut MAY be valuable.

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


-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#2 posted 370 days ago

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

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#3 posted 370 days ago

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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#4 posted 370 days ago

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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#5 posted 370 days ago

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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#6 posted 370 days ago

The house was built out of it.

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#7 posted 370 days ago

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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#8 posted 370 days ago

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

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#9 posted 369 days ago

It is valuable, for sure.

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

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