Scientific Name: Juglans nigra
Common Name: Walnut, Black Walnut, American Walnut
Janka Hardness: 1010
Properties: Brown heartwood that can range from pale brown to dark or chocolate brown, with darker streaks. The sapwood is much lighter, ranging from a grayish yellow to a pale yellow, almost white. Straight grain with a medium texture, though irregularities and figured grain, such as burl, crotch, and curl can be seen occasionally. Very distinct growth rings.
Workability: Walnut is good to work with both hand and power tools, including turning and carving, leading to beautiful pieces of work that can highlight the grain patterns. It glues, finishes and stains well. A strong wood with good dimensional stability, that is ideal for woodworking.
Uses: A popular wood to use for furniture, gun stocks, flooring, cabinetry, paneling, musical instruments, and carved or turned objects.
Fun Fact: A factor that may affect Walnut’s availability in coming years is Thousand Cankers Disease, an fungus carried by the Walnut Twig Beetle. The beetle bores into the bark of the tree and the fungus begins to cause small patches of tissue to die, forming a “canker.” As time passes and more and more cankers appear, the tree’s nutrient flow is disrupted and the tree weakens and dies. Symptoms include yellowing and wilting leaves in the tree’s canopy, though once the symptoms can be seen, it is too late for the tree to be saved.
S4S boards are surfaced on four sides and ready to use.
Walnut S4S 1 X 2 - Actual Size 3/4" X 1-3/4”
Walnut S4S 1 X 3 - Actual Size 3/4" X 2-3/4”
Walnut S4S 1 X 4 - Actual Size 3/4" X 3-1/2”
Walnut S4S 1 X 6 - Actual Size 3/4" X 5-1/2”
Walnut S4S 1 X 8 - Actual Size 3/4" X 7-1/4”
Walnut S4S 1 X 12 - Laminated, Actual Size 3/4" X 11-1/4”
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* Species information excerpted from The Wood Database wood-database.com