Black Walnut Wood


Characteristics Of Black Walnut

  • Domestic hardwood lumber used for furniture, accents, turning, inlays
  • Dark color with lighter brown in the sap wood
  • Excellent wood for bar tops, pens, rifle stocks

Also Know As:

Juglans nigra


Characteristics of Black Walnut

Cost $$$$
Wood Type Hardwood
Density (mean, Kg/m³) 660 (Somewhat less dense than oak)
Avg. Weight Per sq/ft³ 39 lb/ft³
Use(s) Tables, Stair treads, Gun stocks, Turning
Color scale Dark brown / Light brown / Tan
Moisture movement and Drying Dries with little distortion or movement. But wood is ment to be finished and kept indoors.

About The black walnut Species

Of all the dark species, black walnut is the most popular. Native to North America, it grows up to 150ft tall and can live up to 250 years. It is also known by the names of American Black Walnut and American Walnut. It’s wood is dark, hard, dense and tight-grained, and is valued for its strength, grain and beautiful color. It polishes to a very smooth finish, and the color ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate in the heartwood. Some may also contain lighter browns, purples, grays, or reddish tints. Unlike cherry, maple, and oak (which all darken in color as they age), walnut wood will actually lighten slightly over time.

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