American Walnut

Botanical Name: Juglans

Species: Hardwood

Source: Eastern Region of North America

Descriptions: Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a gray, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is nearly white. Has a medium texture and mid-sized pores which may require filling for a smooth finish. The grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. The heartwood lightens in color as it ages, especially when it is exposed to UV light.

Air-Dry-Density: Approx. 640 Kg/ m3

Defects: 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.

Durability: Walnut is rated as strong, hard and very durable, without being excessively heavy. It is also decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attack.

Uses: It has excellent woodworking qualities, and takes finishes well. Therefore, Walnut is one of the most versatile and popular cabinet making woods. Whether for structural or finished flooring applications, timber offers durability, versatility and adaptability. The warmth, strength and natural beauty of timber flooring has proved enduringly popular in a wide variety of interior settings.

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