When I was a kid, the farm had a woods full of chestnut trees, some were huge. A couple of years ago I stopped and asked the farmer who bought the farm from us if I could go in and cut up some of the trees that fell, some were still standing but most were down. Nope we put a wood burner in the shop and use the down trees to heat it [:@].
They sold the old feedmill in town here that was one of the first buildings in town, it had all chestnut wood in the store and office, the counter and shelves were all chestnut, that counter was 2-1/2" thick, 20-1/2" wide, 15' long a solid slab of chestnut. The shelves were 1-1/2" thick, 15" wide, 8' long, there was 11 shelves. I asked the guy who bought it if I could get the counter and shelves out, or if he'd sell them to me? Nope Nope Nope I'm gonna build a shop there, and that old building is getting bulldozed down, nobody gettin nothing out of it!! [:@] Too bad the village would let him build his shop cuz it''s to close to the RR and the lumberyard. So now he owns a vacant lot that is too small to build on [8|].