|Peter Rodgers inspects a sheet of Wormy Chestnut.|
This veneer has been hard – make that impossible – to find for the past ten years. That’s because Wormy Chestnut Veneer is created from Chestnut trees that have been inhabited by worms. Pest control solved a problem and created a new one: no more worms, but no more Wormy Chestnut. Some Wood Veneer manufacturers tried making this veneer by alternative means, such as making the veneer from reclaimed barn wood. This was not such a good idea, as any nail, screw or metal in the barn wood wrecked blades and pretty much created minor disasters.
The good news is that at Oakwood, we’ve come across a source of bona fide Wormy Chestnut, and we’ve bought it up to supply our customers with this now very rare veneer. At this time, we have about 150 sheets, all four-foot wide, in lengths of eight-, nine-, and ten feet. The worm marks are evenly distributed making for a wonderfully rustic look – but with no open defects. It’s beautiful!
Please remember that we have this for a limited time, and only because the supply of these trees is limited. If you even think you might have use for Wormy Chestnut Veneer some time in the future, this is the time to stock up. Call us at 800-426-6018.