American Chestnut Display Cabinet

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We’re so excited about this unique wood.(to learn more check out our previous post)
We just had to build something!
So we designed and built this beautiful display cabinet.

It’s solid American Chestnut, with a seeded antique glass door, and tempered glass shelves.
The color of stain is even called Chestnut.
We just love this stuff, and we may be biased, but we think it’s a stunning cabinet.

If you love it as much as we do, it is available on our Etsy.
Or if you love the wood, but not this particular cabinet, we won’t be offended, contact us and let us know what kind of custom cabinet you’d like made of this great material.

The wood itself has some great properties, like natural oils that make it water resistant, and it’s light weight for it’s strength. Personally I’m picturing some stunning boat and plane interiors made from this.

If you have ideas of what we should make, let us know on twitter.(@handmadecabinet)



Last Stand of American Chestnut

IMG_7966We have the rare opportunity to offer virgin cut American Chestnut.

At one time American Chestnut trees represented 25% of the Eastern Hardwood forest.

By the early 1950’s the American Chestnut tree was virtually eliminated by what is known as the chestnut blight. The blight destroyed 3.5 billion chestnut trees in just 40 years.

The majority of American Chestnut bought today is reclaimed. In many cases, it is cut from beams or comes from barns. It is typically wormy due to the tree not being able to fight off the chestnut timber borer beetle.


I have the last stand of American Chestnut trees available in the United States for sale or available to create a project for you in our workshop located in Downers Grove, IL.

Please contact us today for information about the American Chestnut wood we have available to purchase or use in your next project.