Elastic, moisture and weather resistant
POLES IN CHESTNUT WOOD
Chestnut wood is semi-hard, with good resistance to moisture and weathering and is long lasting. On the contrary, it is among the best wood to burn, since it gives little heat, and very few sparks and crackles. For these characteristics it is very widely used and researched for the construction of beams, furniture, window frames, but also for fencing poles and for agriculture use in general.
Compared to those of other woods, the chestnut poles are resilient and resistant. The tannins are polyphenolic compounds that improve the strength of the wood, especially with respect to moisture, and chestnut is particularly rich in tannin being about 7% of its total makeup. Tannins also have protective properties against termites and their presence avoids having to subject the wood to special treatments.
PRODUCTION OF CHESTNUT POLES
After cultivation and cutting, the chestnut tree is processed as a pole, debarking it, removing any knots from the trunk and making a pinch. In some cases it is preferable not to debar the wood for aesthetic reasons, but the bark tends to retain water and is not in favour of the durability of the wood.
Debarking may be carried out in an artisanal or industrial manner, the latter being naturally cheaper, but with less appreciable results.
The appointment is made in relation to the use to be made of the poles; generally, the pointed poles are used mainly in agriculture, as stakes for vines, fences or other similar uses.
It should be considered that the final price of the product is often influenced by the cost of transport: for this reason a use of material from neighboring areas is useful to obtain a product at a competitive cost.
USES OF CHESTNUT POLES
Chestnut poles are used in many different ways, as we have seen.
Looking at them rather concisely, we can cite the use in naturalistic engineering. Thanks to their strength and pleasant natural appearance, chestnut poles are used to form barriers to contain erosion, landslides and landslides. They are also useful for reinforcing river banks and streams, creating avalanche barriers and overcoming hydrogeological instability. The results are effective and very natural, also because in the case of barriers against landslides made with the setting of the poles, you can improve their efficiency by arranging plants that, with their roots, strengthen their containment function.
In the building industry, chestnuts are particularly appreciated for making supporting beams and boards for attics; also in this case the aesthetic yield is excellent, combined with the durability of the material.
Finally, fences, fences, parapets and fences are perhaps among the most popular and appreciated uses by all, the durability and functionality of chestnut poles is best expressed in these uses that enrich landscapes, public places and private homes. Turned poles are also used for this function, which differ from debarked poles in diameter, which is the same for the entire length of the trunk. They are selected products, obtained from the heart of the trunk, with excellent yield and durability.
Pergolas and supports for vineyards and plants complete the overview of the uses of chestnut poles.
An extremely natural, practical, ecological, recyclable and long-lasting material, chestnut poles are the ideal solution in various sectors and the market has excellent productions of this type of product, adapted to different needs.
The Chinucci Company manages over 500 hectares of chestnut woods, which provide quality wood.
Experience and passion do the rest and the end product is worthy of interest from anyone who intends to take advantage of this material.
The different types of processing produce chestnut poles suitable for every use and the company is available to meet the demands and curiosity. It can be surprising to discover how versatile and convenient the use of chestnut poles is.
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