Scientific Name: Chrysolepis chrysophylla
Location: Pacific coast of USA
Dried Weight: 37lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 730lbf
Crushing Strength: 4,100lbf /in2


Chinkapin has a heartwood and a sapwood that is light reddish brown in color. The grain is straight and it has a medium texture. The wood has a low natural lustre. The end grain is ring-porous to semi-ring-porous. Chinkapin is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. The wood is good to work with and glues, stains, and finishes well.