But, for Mindy, the most exciting part of the build involved one of the rarest reclaimed wood products – American Chestnut. “Watching Zac turn the pile of reclaimed American Chestnut into my dream cabinetry and use the left over wood for other unique details to add character to the house was really a favorite part of the build for me.”
Zac’s professional craftsmanship can be seen in the cabinets throughout the home. American Chestnut looks similar to Oak but is softer and is peppered with unique, small black holes from a bug that burrows through the tree. Because of the marks this bug leaves behind, American Chestnut lumber is often called Wormy Chestnut. The cabinets were finally finished with a Loba topcoat.