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 desirable. Pin knots with small dark centers may be prevalent.

Common cuts: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced (usually pulled from sliced)

Uses: Architectural millwork, judges panels, parquetry, musical instruments, fine furniture, cabinetry.

Availability: Readily available

Price: $$-$$$ depending on specifications