Black Walnut


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.

Color Range:

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