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Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Eastern North America
Black Walnut’s heartwood ranges from pale brown to a dark chocolate brown. It is also known for having a red, purple, or grey cast and the sapwood ranges from pale yellow to almost white. It can present grain patterns like curl, crotch, and burl.
This wood is a joy to use and has a pleasant, faint odour when worked. It responds well to hand and power tools and presents no issues with gluing or finishing.
Furniture, cabinetry, gunstocks, interior paneling, veneer, turned items, and other small wooden objects.
Black Walnut is a fan favourite of furniture makers in North America. Once you’ve worked Walnut you will quickly plan for the next time you will use it. The rich brown colour is unmistakable and pieces that live near sunlight lighten to a dark honey colour. The wood also has good dimensional stability, shock resistance, and strength properties making it an easy choice for most woodworkers.