Find a wood species

Walnut (Juglans spp.)

Walnut (Juglans spp.) contains 15 species native to North America. The word juglans is the classical Latin name of walnut, meaning nut of Jupiter.

Grades Available:  Fas/1Face, #1 Common, #2 Common

Sizes Available:  4/4

Distribution:  Black walnut is native to the eastern United States.

The Tree:  Black walnut trees can reach heights of 120’ ft, with a diameter of over 3’ ft.

General Wood Characteristics:  The sapwood of black walnut is nearly white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark, chocolate brown, often with a purplish cast and darker streaks. The wood is heavy, hard, and stiff and has high shock resistance.

Working Properties:  Black walnut is straight grained and easily worked with hand tools and by machine. It finishes beautifully and holds paint and stain exceptionally well. It also glues and polishes well.

Durability:  Rated as very resistant to heartwood decay – one of the most durable woods, even under conditions favorable to decay.

Uses:  Furniture, fixtures, cabinets, gunstocks, novelties, interior paneling, veneer.