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Buckeye - Burl - Chestnut
Aeculus spp.
Aeculus octandra - Yellow Buckeye
Western United States of America

Slabs - 3" to 12" thick $ 2.82 per/lbs

Slabs - 1" to 2.5" thick $ 3.82 per/lbs

Burl Chunks & Wedges $ 3.82 per/lbs

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Assumed, Wood Working Properties & Specifications


Aesculus octandra

Family: Hippocastanaceae

Yellow Buckeye

The genus Aesculus contains 13 species, which grow in the United States.
The name aesculus is a Latin name of a European oak or other mast-bearing tree.

Aesculus octandra - big buckeye, buckeye, large buckeye, Ohio buckeye, sweet buckeye, yellow buckeye

Aesculus parviflora-bottlebrush buckeye, shrubby buckeye


In the United States, buckeye ranges from the Appalachians of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina westward to Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Buckeye is not customarily separated from other species when manufactured into lumber and can be utilized for the same purposes as aspen, basswood, and sap yellow-poplar. The following description is for yellow buckeye (Aesculus octandra).

The Tree

Buckeye is a tree 30 to 70 ft (9 to 21 m) high and 2 ft (0.6 m) in diameter. It grows best in rich moist soil along the banks of streams and in river bottoms. Buckeye matures in 60 to 80 years. It is one of the initial trees to leaf-out in the spring. The twigs have a foul odor when broken.

The Wood


The white sapwood of buckeye merges gradually into the creamy or yellowish white heartwood. The wood is uniform in texture, generally straight-grained, light in weight, weak when used as a beam, soft, and low in shock resistance. It is rated low on machinability such as shaping, mortising, boring, and turning. The centers of logs can be discolored to grayish brown, due to a sapstain fungus.

Drying and Shrinkage

Type of shrinkage Percentage of shrinkage
(green to final moisture content)
0% MC 6% MC 20% MC
Tangential 8.1 6.5 2.7
Radial 3.6 2.9 1.2
Volumetric 12.5 10.0 4.2
References: 0% MC (98),
6% and 20% MC (90).

Kiln Drying Schedules a Stock
Condition 4/4, 5/4, 6/4 8/4 10/4 12/4 16/4
Standard T10-F4 T8-F3 — — —

Working Properties: No information available at this time.

Durability: Rated as slightly or nonresistant to heartwood decay.

Preservation: No information available at this time.

Uses: Furniture, artificial limbs, splints, boxes and crates, caskets and coffins, paper pulp, signs, trunks, valises, scientific instruments, wooden ware, novelties, food containers, strips woven into summer hats, and planing mill products, Turnery.

Toxicity: The nuts and twigs are poisonous, containing aescin, a cytotoxin (54).






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