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North American Walnut Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to North American Walnut (Juglans, nigra) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Black Walnut, N. American Walnut.
Grown in: North America.
Description
Used in fine furniture, this wood is a rich brown without contrasting sapwood. Recommended for residential use.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: N. American Walnut has a wide range of color variability from a contrasting cream colored sapwood to tan to medium brown to chocolate brown heartwood. WFI offers a select quartersawn grade which does not include any of the cream colored sapwood.
Color Change: N. American Walnut exhibits a medium high degree of color change with the dark brown heartwood lightening over time to a more golden brown with the muting of the color variation found when freshly milled.
Where to Use
N. American Walnut may be used residentially wherever America's most prized furniture wood would make a design statement. N. American Walnut is not recommended for use commercially due to its softness.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Allergic Reactions: N. American Walnut has been known to cause both contact dermatitis and respiratory allergic reactions so care must be taken when coming into contact with N. American Walnut dust.
Product availability
Available in the following collections: American Woods.
See a list of all North American Walnut products.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for North American Walnut.
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