Walnut - American Black
Botanical Name: Juglans Nigra
Other Names: Black Walnut
Source location: North America, principally Eastern and Central America
Durability in Ground: Not Durable
Durability above Ground: Moderately Durable
Density: Approx 610 kg/m3 (approx at 12% MC)
Dimensions: Black Walnut is currently available in 25, 40, 50 and 75mm thick and 100-300mm wide
Appearance: Black Walnut is usually narrow and pale brown in colour, the heartwood varying in colour from rich chocolate brown to a purplish-black. The colour is apt to darken with age. The wood has a fine, even texture and a rather course grain. Burrs sometimes occur and the wood of these and of stumps is often highly figured and converted to veneers.
Uses: Black Walnut is a popular timber for high class furniture, cabinet work and interior decoration, joinery, doors, flooring and panelling.
Tips: Black Walnut is moderately hard, tough and strong and easily worked. It is a favoured wood for using in contrast with lighter coloured timbers.