the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
CHESTNUT (and chinkapin)
Castanea spp. and Castanopsis spp.
3" x 3" flat cut, 3" x 3" quartersawn, 3/4" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Ring porous with large earlywood pores in a line 2 to 4 pores thick, dropping off to dendritic groups of small pores throughout the latewood (chinkapin has V shaped groups; see below). Rays are present but generally hard to see even at 10X. Sometimes at 10X you can see diffuse-in-aggregates parenchyma in the latewood
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions