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Wormy Chesnut
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buck    Posted 06-22-2003 at 21:28:52       [Reply]  [No Email]

Been some good talk lately about furniture grade lumber and keeping the bugs,pest,etc. out of it. That got me to thinking that since wormy chesnut is considered very valuable for certain projects then why isn't any other type of wormy or insect eaten wood considered valuable.


Ron,Ar    Posted 06-22-2003 at 21:35:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would think that it would depend on the project.I have seen a lot of the craft type projects where worm/termite damage lends itself to the vintage appearance.There appears to be a certain demand for this "old used" look.


buck    Posted 06-22-2003 at 22:03:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

Yes I understand this and am familiar with some of the craft style things that are in demand these days but I have just never ran into a case where someone wanted wormy ash so to say. My Neice and her husband operate the Draper Mercantile that caters to new to rustic furniture and they have vendors that make great looking furniture from old Barn siding and vendors that make forniture from just tree branches with the bark still on. Other vendors make things from everything you can think of and some of that is definately insect ridden. I made one of those cedar post display stands for one of the vendors and it has little piles of sawdust under it all the time but she likes it.


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