About Black Walnut
Black Walnut Characteristics:
Typically easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tearout can sometimes be a problem when surfacing pieces with irregular or figured grain. Glues, stains, and finishes well, (though walnut is rarely stained). Responds well to steam bending.
Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Figured grain patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also seen.
Some Typical Uses:
Gun stocks, musical instruments, fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring, interior paneling, veneer, turned items, and other small wooden objects and novelties.
What's the Tree Like?
A moderate sized tree reaching about 120 feet and producing a trunk up to 36" in diameter. The Walnut tree grows in Mid and Eastern United States and Canada.
Black Walnut is available in the following thickness:
- 4/4 (13/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
- 6/4 (1-5/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
- 8/4 (1-13/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side