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