What is the meaning of the furniture term Chestnut?

Chestnut refers to a type of wood commonly used in making furniture. Chestnut wood is known for its durability, strength, and attractive grain patterns. It is often used in crafting cabinets, tables, chairs, and other types of furniture. It can also refer to the color of furniture that resembles the reddish-brown shade of chestnut wood. Moderately soft grayish-brown wood with coarse open grain, resembling oak, weak structuraly. Today is used for veneer cores.
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