American Black Walnut

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Durability: Moderately Durable
Colour: Dark
Sizes available: 25, 40, 50 mm

Trade Name:  Walnut – American
Botanical Species:  Juglans nigra
Other Names:   Black Walnut
Country of Origin:  U.S.A. & Canada
Air Dry Density:  660kgs/m³
Durability:  Moderately Durable
Strength:   SD5


The wood has a fine even texture but a rather coarse grain.
The colour is a rich chocolate-brown to purplish-black.
The sapwood is pale brown, however with conditioning through steaming the sapwood is coloured to the heartwood shade.
Working Qualities: 
The timber is moderately hard, tough and strong, however it is easily worked.
It finishes well and takes an excellent polish.
Fine furniture, high-class joinery, gun stocks, musical instruments.


Product Attributes:
Uniform chocolate-brown / black.
Machines well.
Veneers available.
Strong grain figure.
Flat sawn.
Good staining and polishing qualities.
Product Limitations:
Quality of timber can have knots in prime boards
Seldom over 3.0m.
No fixed widths.
American grading rules apply.