Occurs very seldom as burl or cluster, but if so mostly in Southern Europe.
Architectural woodwork, not suitable for mass-produced furniture because of the scarcity of this wood.
The machining of dried lumber presents no special problems. It can be easily planed, molded and turned.
The somewhat difficult drying is made even more problematic by the burly texture of the wood. Draft and heat must be avoided by all means. Drying free of checking and tension can only be achieved by taking the greatest care.
Machining should be carried out at low feed speeds to prevent fibre pick-up in the surface.
Gluing of Chestnut Burl is possible without difficulty. Screw and nail joints hold firmly. Due to the high tannin content reaction stains can occur when coming into contact with metal.