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Patagonian Chestnut Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Patagonian Chestnut (Cabralea, parda) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Patagonian Chestnut, Incensio, parda, or Myrocarpus, frondosus.
Grown in: Paraguay, Argentina & Brazil.
Description
A highly sought after species with unique graining and coloring, widely used in Italy for flooring.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Golden tan/Medium browns.
Color Change: Muted to medium brown with golden highlights.
Where to Use
Can be used both residentially and commercially wherever the unique graining and coloration of Patagonian Chestnut is desired.
Special Characteristics and Issues
A variegated tan brown with olive gray backgrounds, with lots of swirling grain and small burl marks.
Site Sanding/ Finishing: Color range becomes less variegated and a more uniform tan brown over time.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Patagonian Chestnut.
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