Walnut, American Black

  • Latin name: Juglans nigra
  • Common name(s): Walnut, Black Walnut
  • Sources: Eastern USA and Southeastern Canada

CHARACTERISTICS: Heartwood varies from dark tan to deep chocolate depending on amount of exposure to air prior to drying. Grain varies from very straight to interlocked which produces pronounced figure that may or may not be desireable. Pin knots with small dark centers may be prevalent.

COMMON CUTS: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced (usually pulled from sliced)

JANKA: 1010

SUSTAINABILITY: Moderate

USES: Architectural millwork, judges panels, parquetry, musical instruments, fine furniture, high end office furniture, accent walls, occasional cabinetry.

AVAILABILITY: Readily available

PRICE: $$-$$$ depending on specifications